Location

The public is invited to visit Peoria's Memorial Wall inside of Rio Vista Community Park, located at 8866 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria, AZ 85381

About the Memorial Wall

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

Memorial Wall Contributors

The City of Peoria would like to thank all of our contributors for their generous support in making this project a reality.

Corporate Sponsors

  • A-Peoria Plumbing, Heating & Cooling 
  • Arrowhead Harley-Davidson
  • Camino del Sol Funeral
  • Nash Mechanical Inc.

Groups and Civic Organizations

  • 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

Veteran Services and Support

Please visit Peoria SUPPORT to download our Community Resource Guide which provides veterans with contact information for non-profits and assistance programs in their local area.