Veterans Wall PhotosLocated at Rio Vista Community Park
8866 W. Thunderbird Rd. 

The 88-foot long, black granite wall gives special recognition to the current five branches of the armed forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The United States Great Seal is boldly represented on the first eight foot panel section along with the five service branches and a special tribute that states, “This memorial is dedicated by the city of Peoria to all of those who have served and are serving our country in the defense of freedom.” 

An inscription along the length of the wall bears the saying, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of freedom.” John F. Kennedy, 1961 Inaugural Address

Honor Those Who Served

Recognize an individual who has served in the U.S. Military by reserving space for their name and service details on Peoria’s Veterans Honor Wall. The Honor Wall is an important and impactful element of Peoria’s Veterans Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the past, present and future veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made to protect our country, ideals and virtues. Each honor space will include the Veteran's name, rank, branch, and service years. Honor spaces will be reserved on a first-come basis and must be received by September 30th to be included in this year's Veterans Memorial Ceremony and Dedication.  Download the brochure.  

Fill out the form online to Honor a Veteran

Give Your Support and Help Complete the Wall's Mission

The wall is still a work in progress. Many of the wartime battles/events to be etched have not been sponsored, soare notcurrently commemorated on the wall.We are encouraging individuals, groups, businessesand service organizationsto make a tax deductible donation to assist in completing the wall, by making contributions for a wartime battle/event to be placed in the wall. List of etchings still available for sponsorship.

How to Contribute

A $400 contribution sponsors one full battle/event to be etched on the wall. Lower contributions will be put towards those that are not fully sponsored. Click an application below to download:

Qualifying non-profit service organizations, such as service clubs, veteran’s organizations or other various groups that have national or state recognition or affiliations, making a $400 contribution will receive their group/organization name included in the etching. Other groups will be reviewed by the Veterans Memorial Board on a case by case basis for approval. Individuals, organizations or groups that are not qualifying services organizationsmay stillmake a contribution, but recognition of the organization or of a person is prohibited. All applications are evaluated by staff and the Veterans Memorial Board to verifyservice organizations meets the necessary criteria.

If there is a battle or operation that has not been approved, but needs recognition, complete the Battle/Event Approval Application. The application will be reviewed initially by the Veterans Memorial Board and then by City Council.

Current Memorial Wall Contributors

  • Sons of the American Revolution, Saguaro Chapter 
  • The Arizona Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
  • Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Phoenix Area Chapter 
  • The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 
  • The Arizona Society of the Sons of the Revolution 
  • American Legion “Mary Ellen Piotrowski” Post 94 
  • Peoria North Rotary Club 
  • Northwest Valley Veterans Association 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10695 
  • VJ American Legion “Mary Ellen Piotrowski” Post 94 
  • Disabled American Veterans, Star 
  • The Chosin Few, Arizona Chapter 
  • Peoria Sunset Lions Club 
  • USS Maddox Association 
  • Patrol Boat River (PBR) Forces Veterans Association 
  • City of Peoria Police Supervisors 
  • A-Peoria Plumbing, Heating &Cooling
  • Peoria Rotary Club 
  • American Ex-Prisoners of War Organization, Agua Fria Chapter 
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart, Sun Cities Chapter 691

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