Veterans Memorial

The Edina Park Board's Veterans Memorial Committee is leading an effort to build an Edina Veterans Memorial.

Edina’s rich and proud legacy of patriotic service extends back to the Civil War. The Edina Veterans Memorial will be a unifying symbol of shared community values in honoring all Edina veterans of our nation’s armed forces -- past, present and future. The 32 native and adopted sons of Edina who died in the time of war will be individually remembered at the new Veteran’s Memorial to be built at the intersection of 50th Street and Woodale Avenue at Utley Park in Edina.

In November 2011, the Edina City Council approved the design by landscape architecture firm Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.  for the Veterans Memorial. The City will contribute $30,000 for design expenses. Construction cannot begin at the Utley Park site until $450,000 has been raised through private contributions.

The approved plan features:

  • V-shaped granite plaza (emblematic of “victory") leading up to the focal point of the memorial.
  • An eagle and flag design will be a focal point.
  • The wall will feature the names of the 32 Edina soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty since the City’s founding. 
  • Three illuminated flagpoles will be placed at the edge of the plaza hoisted with the American flag, state flags and white on black POW flag to honor troops in captivity or missing in action.

Donations to the Veteran’s Memorial can be sent to the Edina Community Foundation, 5280 Grandview Square or online.

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Veterans Memorial Committee

An all-volunteer committee has been working on this project since 2010. Committee members include  Bob Benson, Frank Cardarelle, Jason Christiaansen, Peter Crain, Dick Crockett, John  Currie, Lance Elliott, Justin Kieffer, Bob Kojetin, Chair Richard Olson, Robert Reed and Marshall Schwartz. Recreation Supervisor Kristin Aarsvold serves as staff liaison to the group.

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