Welcome to the Rockford Veterans Memorial

Join us in honoring, remembering and welcoming all who served and sacrificed for our American freedoms

Thank you for supporting this community project.
Watch construction progress!

Veterans Memorial Committee, City Council and Park Board members dug in for the official groundbreaking.
Stop by Riverside Park and watch construction bring the long-awaited Memorial to life.

Where is the Memorial site?

The Veterans Memorial site is at the north
end of Riverside Park, marking the entrance
to town from a height where the Crow River
dike tapers to County Road 20. The adjacent parking lot will provide ample accessible parking.

When will it be built?

Engineering work and core construction is happening through Fall 2022. An initial ribbon cutting will happen on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).

Phase 2 construction in Spring 2023 will complete the aesthetic design, adding a sixth monument
for the United States Space Force, benches, planters, a historical marker and a permanent donor recognition board.

How can I support the Memorial?

The Rockford Lions Club is spearheading fundraising for the Veterans Memorial. Strong community support fully funded the Phase 1
goal of $125,000. We welcome your gift toward Phase 2 additions and long-term Veterans Memorial maintenance.

The Project is a collaboration with the City
of Rockford.

The Rockford Veterans Memorial
is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

The Rockford Veterans Memorial
will honor all veterans ~ from the Civil War to today ~ who represented this area

From the day a soldier deploys for duty, the family and community anticipates a welcome home. The Rockford Veterans Memorial will be a community focal point for both celebratory reunions and reflective final farewell. The design renderings you see on this site are concept design pending final refinements.

Thank you! Community events, business donations and personal contributions fully funded Phase 1 construction elements for this five-monument Memorial. Planning is underway to fund Phase 2 which will enhance and complete the site design in Spring 2023.

Mark your calendar for a celebratory dedication event on Memorial Day 2023 (May 29). Many gifts are given In Honor or In Memory of a beloved vet. We would be honored to name your special veteran in the dedication event program.

Help make the Memorial possible through your financial gift

Please Donate

We greatly appreciate your contribution to the Rockford Veteran Memorial.
Would you consider supporting the Memorial at a sponsor level, identified below?
Donors at the two highest levels* receive permanent recognition at the Memorial site.
All donations of any size are sincerely appreciated.

Founder level*: $5,000+
Builder level*: $2,500-$4,999
Honor level: $1,000-$2,499
Friends level: $500-$999

Your gift can be given In Memory or In Honor of a veteran. To indicate this, please email Veterans Memorial Committee chairman Scott Soukup (sasoukup1@hotmail.com) or Steve Huston (steveh@bankwestmn.com). All names will be published in a dedication event program and read aloud at the event.

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The Rockford Veterans Memorial is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (EIN #30-0815512).
Your donation is 100% tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt for your gift.

Rockford Veterans Memorial
PO Box #279
Rockford, MN 55373