January 25, 2023 - Updates

The Time Has Come To Save The Date!

Oro Valley, Arizona — Save the date! Dignitaries and supporters of the Arizona Heroes Memorial will be celebrating the start of construction on the Memorial.


Arizona Heroes MemorialGroundbreaking Ceremony


Date: Tuesday, February 28th 2023

Time: 11am

Location: 810 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737


“The Memorial groundbreaking marks the exciting start of an amazing addition to Arizona, honoring active-duty Military, Veterans, First Responders and Healthcare workers– the first step in recognizing those that have served and sacrificed.” said Lisa Hopper Executive Director of the Arizona Heroes Memorial.

“The Arizona Heroes Memorial is like nothing else across the State. As we celebrate the groundbreaking of the Memorial, I want to thank our private-sector partners for helping us to get to this point. This project is yet another example of how a community can come together for the common good. With private contributors and citizens, we are confident the remaining funds will be raised to complete the project. This is an investment in the people of Arizona that do amazing things for our communities, State and Country and are good stewards of humanity.”

“This will be an exciting day, Dr. Richard Carmona our Honorary Chair will be the keynote speaker along with Mayor Joe Winfield.” Memorial Chairman Dick Eggerding concluded.

The memorial will host events, ceremonies, education fieldtrips, as well as be an Arizona destination point and a place of reflection. The Memorial will occupy 2.5 acres of land in Naranja Park Dr. in Oro Valley.

The organization continues to fundraise for the completion of the project including seeking sponsorships for the education amphitheater, service walls, obelisk etc. “We are very close to completing our 2023 fundraising with a little under a million to go. We are getting calls daily for opportunities so please email me if you are interested in sponsoring.” said Hopper.

“Now is the time to leave your legacy We are so close.” noted Hopper.”

Kay Williams VP and Director of the Memorial said that the Memorial project had difficulty during the COVID pandemic, when a lot of projects were being shelved and even abandoned. “To have this amazing response from our partners such as WLB group, Spencer Construction, Parsons Steel, WRA Investments and Jim Click to name a few, speaks volumes of how important this Memorial is. We are grateful to see this Memorial going through to completion,” said Williams. “Thank you for the continued partnerships.

To learn more about the project go to AZHEROESMEMORIAL .Org or email us at azheroesmemorial@gmail.com.

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