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. This phase is complete.
Phase 2; The “Star of Honor” will be the main project in the upper tier. This phase is complete.
Phase 3: Making the area Handicap accessible.
We are currently in phase 3.
Current Grounds Condition
Previous Grounds Condition
Our Restoration Efforts Have Won Us Many Awards
Michigan Garden Clubs Inc:
National Garden Clubs
Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission
Keep Michigan Beautiful Inc.
Purchase a Brick
Be part of the Brick Honor Wall and/or honor your favorite Veteran. Inscribed Memorial Bricks are only $50 each for a limited time!
Now is the time to honor your favorite veteran. Inscribed memorial bricks make great Christmas gifts!
We need your help!
Donations as little as one dollar can help. Click the Donate button below and be apart of this amazing restoration project!