Honoring All Veterans Memorial
A MEMORIAL TO CURRENT & HONORABLY DISCHARGED US VETERANS
64th and Portland Avenue (Veterans Memorial Park)
2023 MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Monday, May 29, 2:00 pm
HAVM Site (6429 Portland Ave)
Honoring All Veterans Memorial, Inc. invites the public to pay tribute to our United States Military Veterans on Monday, May 29, 2:00 pm, at the Memorial Site, 6429 Portland Ave. Parking with wheelchair access is available at the American Legion, 6501 Portland Ave. Featured guest speaker is Scott Egger, President of the POW-MIA Riders Association. New engravings will be unveiled and a T-6 Thunder will make a flyover. The event is free. Please bring your own lawn chair.
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 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 (click Activities and search "memorial"). Engravings purchased by April 1 each year are engraved on-site by Memorial Day. Engravings purchased between April 1 and August 1 each year are engraved on-site by Veterans Day in November. A proof will be sent for the purchaser's approval prior to each engraving.
- Alphabetized directory of names with locations on tablets
- Photos of the HAVM and Memorial Day Ceremonies (Facebook page)
VOICES OF OUR VETERANS
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 (all major credit cards are accepted). Your donation is considered a tax-deductible donation to a non-profit organization (HAVM Federal Tax ID #20-8406950).