There’s No Other Monument In The World Like The Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial In Nebraska
Not many people realize that President Eisenhower named a Nebraskan “the man who won the war for us.” Andrew Jackson Higgins designed and built a boat that would change the course of WWII, and there’s a unique memorial in Nebraska honoring him, his work, and the military.
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The overall result is a totally unique memorial that honors not only Higgins and his war-winning boat, but every military member and others who work tirelessly to fight terrorism. You can see this moving tribute in West Pawnee Park in Columbus, along Highway 30 and Highway 81. Read more about the monument’s history and purpose on the Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial Foundation’s website.
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As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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