The Veterans Memorial Park is a place where the legacy of American military veterans can be recognized and honored. The Park, when completed, will represent all five active-duty United States Uniformed Services and their respective Guard and Reserve Units (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard).

Through the efforts of veterans, military members, and their families and friends and supporters, a Veterans Memorial Wall will be built on a six acre site located NW of the Columbia Mall and adjacent to the roundabout at 24th Ave. South and 34th Street.

The campaign has a base goal of $960,000 (main structure to include pads for equipment and obelisks) and a challenge goal of $1.6 M (need for proposed design).


Help us honor them for their service and the sacrifices they and their families made to protect our freedoms.

Through community philanthropy, members of a Veterans Memorial Park Committee will design, execute, and conduct a fundraising campaign to raise the necessary dollars to create and build the Park which will feature:

Five Obelisks representing each of the five branches of military service
An educational Memorial Granite Wall with laser-etched images to depict the American veteran role from the first wars and conflicts to the latest electronic warfare
An anchor from the USS Kiska, a Navy ammunition ship that saw service during the Vietnam War
Memorial stones to honor loved ones who have served or are currently serving
Park Shelters and Benches for meditation / reflection
Future development incorporating additional military equipment



Granite Memorial Block: The Veterans Memorial Park will feature granite memorial blocks to honor veterans for their service. The granite blocks will be placed during phase 2 of the project during the installation of the sidewalks. Each block will be 8 by 12 inches and feature 4 lines of customized text (18 characters per line). If you are interested in purchasing a memorial block to honor a veteran in your life, please click the red button to fill out the form.

For questions on purchasing a Memorial Stone, contact Dennis Heap, 218-791-1449.


If you would like to assist in honoring our Veterans, please consider making a charitable donation here. Your contribution will be part of a legacy which will last forever.