A special place to honor, remember, and memorialize veterans and first responders is the vision producing $150,000 in pledges for the Southern Arizona Veterans and First Responders Living Memorial from its closest “family” of supporters.
“We are thrilled with the level of support we have seen as we kick-off our campaign for this important memorial,” said Board Chair Dick Eggerding. “These pledges are a tremendous show of support. We will continue the effort by reaching out to a new group of supporters we are confident will continue the generosity.”
The goal of $1.9 million will fund the construction of the Living Memorial to be located on 2.5 acres in Naranja Park, allocated by the Town of Oro Valley, in full view of the Catalina Mountains’ Pusch Ridge. It will contain art, monuments and landscaping that are symbolic to all branches of the Department of Defense and First Responders. Upon entering the memorial, visitors will walk along the Pathway of Heroes with 15-foot walls representing the branches of the Department of Defense and First Responders. A 24-foot high obelisk at the center will represent the strength and courage of our heroes.