Honoring All Veterans Memorial
64th and Portland Avenue (Veterans Memorial Park)
Parking at American Legion (6501 Portland Ave)
ABOUT THE HAVM
The Honoring All Veterans Memorial, located in Richfield, MN, pays tribute to the men and women of the US Military.
The memorial is funded by the sale of engraved names on granite tablets that face a bronze statue of one of the first flag-raisers at Iwo Jima, longtime Richfield resident Charles Lindberg.
Each granite tablet has 120 veterans names.
To order an engraving for the veteran in your life, call Richfield Recreation at 612-861-9395.
To purchase an engraving, complete the form, located within the HAVM brochure, and either complete it electronically and email, or print and fill out and mail to 7000 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423, or fax to 612-861-9388.You will be sent a receipt of payment. Order engravings online
- Alphabetized directory of names with locations on tablets
- Photos of the HAVM and Memorial Day Ceremonies (Facebook page)
A non-profit task force has worked to build the memorial. Our vision and concept is to honor the memory of US Military Veterans from all military branches and provide a place for people to reflect and thank those who have served, are serving or will serve. Whether we honor a family member, neighbor, friend or stranger, it's important that we remember the members of the United States Military who protect our freedom and our lives. We know that the arms we put around each other are in the hands of the ones who protect us all.
VOICES OF OUR VETERANS
The board of The Honoring All Veterans Memorial is pleased to announce their new effort to help honor veterans - Voices of our Veterans. This video series will feature veterans sharing about their experiences in the service and as a veteran. We intend this to be a monthly feature and welcome recommendations for Veterans to interview of any age, from any branch and in any location. Help us honor All Veterans with this new program!
Our inaugural interview is with long-time Richfield resident, and former HAVM board member, Arlan Nelson. We hope you enjoy hearing a bit about his experiences from being in the Naval Reserves as well as in the Army.
The Honoring All Veterans Memorial recognizes the First Flag-Raising on Iwo Jima. The centerpiece is a bronze bust of Cpl. Charles "Chuck" W. Lindberg, longtime Richfield resident and last-living flag-raiser from both raisings. Cpl. Lindberg, along with four other Marines, raised the first flag on February 23, 1945. The other Marines were Lt. Harold Schrier, Platoon Sgt. Ernest Thomas, Sgt. Hank Hansen and Pvt. Louis Charlo. Although we spotlight these individuals, we acknowledge members of all six branches of service: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Merchant Marines and Navy.
A PLACE TO REMEMBER AND REFLECT
The memorial design will enable visitors, alone or as a group, to view the surrounding granite tablets, engraved with veterans names. Visitors will want to revisit the Memorial over the years, watching it evolve and grow. This Memorial is a living memorial that will continue to grow as new names are added. Just as our military branches continue to live, so will this Veterans Memorial. We ask you to take the time to reflect on the veterans of the past, present and future.
PURCHASE AN ENGRAVING
Become a part of the Honoring All Veterans Memorial in Richfield by having your name, or the Veteran of your choice, engraved on a granite memorial tablet. The names of all Veterans are welcome on the memorial, active or retired, wartime or peacetime, full service or reserves, deceased or living and regardless of residency. The only qualification for an engraving is an honorable discharge. To purchase an engraving, complete the form, located within the HAVM brochure, and either complete it electronically and email, or print and fill out and mail to 7000 Nicollet Ave, Richfield, MN 55423, or fax to 612-861-9388. You will be sent a receipt of payment. Engravings can also be purchased through the City of Richfield's online registration system. Online engraving site
DONATE TO HAVM
Donate to the Honoring All Veterans Memorial without purchasing an engraving at the link below, via PayPal (all major credit cards are accepted). Your donation is tax-deductible
(HAVM Federal Tax ID #20-8406950).