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“Right off the highway”

David Dewett Veterans Memorial
Reviewed 5 August 2017

If it wasn’t right next to the highway, we would’ve have not known about it or stopped. Location is everything and so we stopped and checked it out. It is a nice memorial set in beautiful scenery. It’s worth the stop to stretch your legs and get a snack.

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

It's immediately adjacent to Highway 101, so it is a quick and easy stop -- and well worth a few minutes of your time. It's a very nice idea to have this kind of veterans memorial in plain sight, instead of off the beaten path. The sponsors took a lot of care in designing it, and someone takes a lot of care in maintaining it. Well done.

Thank Clackman
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great view. They have added picnic tables and are reinforcing the bank from erosion which improves the stop. It is not large though and is very near the highway. It is popular with bicyclists and other 101 commuters. The turnoff is slightly tricky so be careful.

Thank M6774XMchristopherc
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I'd been driving too long, it was past time to take a break and knock off the road dust so we pulled in to this spot overlooking the bay North of N. Bend. We had a pleasant lunch and enjoyed the view. Afterwards we strolled around and realized that this spot was actually a memorial to American soldiers. Talk about low key attractions, we have driven past this spot dozens of times and never realized this low key spot existed!
The grounds are spotlessly maintained. There are thousands of bricks with the names of men and women who served our country in the armed forces. I was moved by the simple, but moving memorial. If you are passing by, it can be worth your time to check it out. I am now thinking about having a memorial brick for my father.

Thank Jeffrey B
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on 08/02. The memorial is located just north of the junction to Horsefall Beach, on the westside of the 101. It is worth your time to stop and observe the tributes in stone. The backdrop is breathtaking, McCullough Bridge and Coos Bay to the south and the dunes to the west and north.

***A CAUTION, HWY 101 IS VERY BUSY SO TAKE CARE ENTERING AND EXITING THE MEMORIAL***

Thank SoCalOregonian
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