Rear Admiral Leroy Collins, Jr. Veterans Museum
The Veterans Memorial Park Museum was commissioned June 6, 1990 and opened the next year in partnership with Hillsborough County Veterans Council (HCVC) and County officials that included hosting and organizing patriotic events at Veterans Memorial Park. The Museum has served the community by accepting donations from families and others wanting to share military artifacts, weaponry, uniforms and miscellaneous items commonly used by our armed forces personal. Two decades later, in order to show respect for one of our local veterans who served Florida in multiple ways for many years, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners named the Museum in honor of Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins Jr. on October 20, 2010. Admiral Collins was killed in Tampa in a tragic accident on July 29, 2010.