Tuesday, August 16, 2011, Day 77 – after leaving Denali, on our way to the Kenai we encountered a POW/MIA Rest area which was also the site of the Alaskan Veterans’ Monument. On a clear day, you can see McKinley (Denali) from its entrance.
The Rest Area incorporates a “Medal of Honor Loop” with the Alaskan Veterans Memorial adjacent. The Memorial reads: “We dedicate this quiet place to the remembrance of the veterans of Alaska who have served their country at home and throughout the world. We honor their heroism and dedication.”
Despite it’s proximity to the highway, this place had an amazing aura of serenity about it and we were glad to have found it.
Next stop – Talkeetna – the small town with the big radio signal that we’ve been listening to for a couple of days.