The memorial site is located on Gull Road in front of the Riverside Cemetery. It was established in 1948 to honor all veterans. The Memorial Day parade is celebrated here every year.

There are three phases of restoration.

Phase 1: Restoration of the lower tier including the repair of concrete and the placing of new plantings and benches.

Phase 2; The “Star of Honor” will be the main project in the upper tier.

Phase 3: Making the area Handicap accessible.

UPDATE: Fall 2015 Progress


Current Grounds Condition

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Purchase a Brick

Purchase a brickBe part of the Brick Honor Wall and/or honor your favorite Veteran. Inscribed Memorial Bricks are only $50 each for a limited time!

WWMT – Lori Moore Show

WWMT - Lori Moore ShowThe Lori Moore Show guests for Tuesday November, 11 2014 (Veterans Day) are project director Sharon Robbins and Lorie Reed President of the Westwood Garden Club. [Watch Video]

May 2015 Update

The electrical is in, inspected and ready for hook-up. May 26, 2015 the city will take down the stone pillars by Gull Road to allow excavator room to get in to the site. The plan is for them to begin on June 1, 2015. The week leading up to that, we will allow the surveyor to put in the construction stakes. Once the initial excavation is done, the concrete, flag poles, and underground sprinkling system will be installed. Lighting for the flags will be hooked up, final excavating will occur, then reseeding of the site. Once complete, the plantings can begin which are being donated by Wedel’s.

We’re on the news! – WWMT

wwmt-channel3The Westwood Garden Club, with the help of the community, has been able to update the Veteran’s Memorial in Parkview Cemetery. [Watch Video]

Holiday Bazaar Fund Raiser

wwmt-channel3Join us Satursday Nov 21, 2015 at the Kalamazoo Fairgrounds Expo Center for our annual Holiday Bazaar. [Event Info]

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    • Kelly Blaisdell on:
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      I'm fortunate to still have my 85 yr old Uncle Jim Blaisdell with me. What an awesome way to honor him and let him know how proud I am of him. This is such a worthwhile project!! I've been trying to convince him to participate in the Talons Out Honor Flight to DC, but being in the WWII Air Borne, he said he is not used to "landing" in a plane. God Bless our Vets !!
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      Thank you for doing this. My Uncle Merle is buried at the cemetery along with his parents. I was only 6 months old when he was killed in Korea. Not sure when he joined the Army. My Father & his brother, my Uncle Floyd, both served in the Navy during WWII. They to have both passed away. This will be nice to honor them, and to reunited them together as brothers in arms.
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