The Marley Park community in Surprise, AZ has come together to both fund and construct a unique Veterans Commemorative Plaza (VCP) which will serve to honor all the local Veterans who have served in the community.
This Veterans Day, November 11th, Marley Park will celebrate with a Veterans Commemorative Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on the Southeast corner of Founders Park Boulevard and West Pershing Street at 10:00 am – all supporters of the Veterans Commemorative Plaza community project are invited to attend.
The VCP project began in 2012 as a Marley Park Leadership initiative to honor America’s fighting men and women. The design features a 30-foot diameter circle of brick pavers surrounded by trees and shrubs. In the center, a 30-foot flagpole will rise from a base that is designed to remind visitors of the Pentagon and the branches of the military. An emblem for each of the five branches of military service will be displayed on the base. The surrounding plaza will also feature five benches and pavers around the flagpole, which form a ‘Circle of Honor.’
For those who are interested in supporting the cause, the pavers for the Circle of Honor (which will be inscribed with the names of veterans) can be purchased for $75; businesses and organizations can also purchase pathway pavers for $200. The sales from the pavers will go to benefit the construction efforts.
The plaza is set to reach completion in 2014 and will be the only permanent monument in the City of Surprise designed to memorialize the accomplishment and sacrifice of all veterans.
Learn more about the Veterans Commemorative Plaza: Work to start on Surprise veterans memorial