Gander Memorial Park

Gander Memorial Park Photo

Location:

U.S. 41-A and Pennyrile Parkway
Hopkinsville KY 42240

Gander Memorial Park honors 248 soldiers who were killed on December 12, 1985 at Gander, Newfoundland while returning home to Fort Campbell from a peace-keeping mission in the Sinai. The 16-acre park is located at 41-A and Pennyrile Parkway and features a paved walking trail, benches and lighted “Peacekeeper” monument sculpted by Hopkinsville artist Steve Shields. The seven-foot copper statue is fronted by granite markers chiseled with the names of the fallen soldiers.