The Veterans Park is maintained by the Lake Tansi Retired Military
Association made up of military retirees of all ranks and all services.
The association was organized in May of 2001 and immediately began work on restoration of an old park site located across from the Community Church near the offices of the Lake Tansi Property Owners' Association.
The restoration efforts were supported by donations from community members, other community organizations, local businesses and the P.O.A. maintenance department.
In spite of the short timeframe involved the park was dedicated on July 4, 2001 in a very colorful ceremony. The guest speaker for the dedication was Major General Michael N. Farage, USAF. Honored guests included Astronaut Kevin Kregel and two survivors of the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor attack.
Work continued throughout the following year and the park was re-dedicated on July 4, 2002 with the addition of markers honoring Lake Tansi family members who had served their nation in the military and additional flag poles installed for the colors of each of the five uniformed services. The guest speaker for the re-dedication was Mister Brock Hill, Cumberland County Executive.
The underlying theme is that while in many ways this is a "Memorial Park" it is even more significant in that it is a living tribute to all those who have protected our freedom by serving in the armed forces.