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Spanish American War Memorial

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Spanish–American War

This memorial was designed by members of the Veterans Memorial Park Museum Committee (VMPMC) and the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - Rough Riders, a Tampa-based philanthropic group dedicated to memorializing the role of the Rough Riders and Theodore Roosevelt in Tampa's and Hillsborough County's history. On sixteen (16) chronological panels and the representative world map, the observer is taken through the events that unfolded in this area between 1895 and 1902. Veterans, soldiers, sailors and marines are commemorated for their dedication and sacrifice during America's “Rise to Empire” at the opening of the 20th century.