The Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial is a permanent installation at Fountain Park honoring America’s Heroes
Memorial Day will be celebrated this year at the Fountain Park Veteran Memorial.
In addition to the service that is held at 9 am on Memorial Day, this year, there will be an extra salute to those American’s that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.
“Flags for the Fallen” will entail the placement of 50 full-size U.S. state flags near the Veterans Memorial.
In addition, behind those state flags will be more than 2,300 small U.S. flags representing each of the fallen service men and women of Operation Enduring Freedom, which is the ongoing war in Afghanistan.
The flags will be posted east of the Veterans Memorial early on Monday morning and will be present for the 9 a.m. Memorial Day service.
Service member names and military information will be printed alongside their fallen fellow service members names on an A-frame sign placed besides their respective state flags.
Each U.S. flag will be placed in rows behind the flag of the state in which the fallen military member was born.
There also will be a side memorial to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.
The flags will be removed Monday at sunset after “Taps” is played in sequence by various trumpet or bugle players around the park.
We look forward to seeing you on Memorial Day at 9am to remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial
The Veteran’s Memorial in Fountain Park is the perfect setting for Fountain Hills annual Memorial Day observance.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 27th, the observance is a joint effort of the Town’s three major veterans’ organizations: the AMVETS Post no. 7, VFW Post 7507, and American Legion Post 58. Organized this year by the AMVETS, the keynote speaker will be Congressman David Schweikert, who is a Fountain Hills resident.
Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial features this bronze WWI era soldier
Plaques depicting scenes from the Spanish-American War to the Persian Gulf War give solemn tribute the men and women who served in our Armed Forces. A Navy veteran and chronicler himself, Carlos Hadaway’s tribute the USS Arizona is a moving reminder of the bravery and selflessness of those who gave their lives for their country. Close to the hearts of all who served and had their spirits lifted by the hundreds of USO tours is Hadaway’s poignant tribute to Bob Hope, who gave so selflessly of his time and talent to bring the fresh air of laughter to our troops.
A tribute to Bob Hope is one of the featured sculptures at the Fountain Hills Veterans Memorial
The community is invited to wear their “red shirts” to the Memorial service on Monday. This effort organized and supported by Fountain Hills residents provides funds for homeless veterans and Vets in need from the sale of these popular shirts. But Fountain Hills not only remembers and honors its veterans on Memorial day…every Friday is “Red Shirt” day, giving all of us an opportunity to say “Thank You” to our Veterans all year round.
Local residents are encouraged to wear their Home of the Free tee shirts available from the VFW