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. Photos from Memorial Day 2013
Brochure with engraving order form Alphabetized directory of names with locations on tablets
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.
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.