Veterans Services and Support
In recent years, the City of Chandler has partnered with the Arizona Department of Veterans Services to establish a Chandler Veterans Benefits Counselor office that directly serves the needs of veterans within our community. The City also sponsors an annual Military & Veterans Benefits Expo. The City is partnering with the Arizona Department of Veterans Services to explore potential outreach opportunities focusing on the southeast Valley. In addition, the City is working with Veterans’ Boot Camp (http://www.veteransbootcamp.com) to collaborate on programs that focus on veterans’ reintegration and employment training.
Why We Support the Memorial
“A veterans memorial serves as a tribute to those who have served our nation in times of peace and war, and as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made to protect our freedom and way of life.”
- David White, Community Manager, Gila River Indian Community; MSgt., U.S. Air Force (Retired)
“Our veterans will have a place where they can think back to their experiences, remember their buddies and the good times. For the nonveteran, this memorial should remind them of the awful price that some people have paid for their freedom. Freedom is not free. It’s been paid for by a lot of blood, sweat and tears; by a lot of good people since 1776.”
- Fred Ferguson, Major,U.S. Army (Retired), Medal of Honor Recipient
“This memorial will remind the public about a part of our American heritage, and the roots of our democracy, and how we’ve maintained it. It will provide the basis for many people to express their appreciation for those who have served.”
- Jerry Brooks, Colonel,U.S. Air Force (Retired), Chandler Mayor 1984-1988
“The design brings out the greatness of the USA. Just imagine a child visiting and saying, ‘This is a great honor to Grandpa or Grandma."
- Lew Bradley, American Legion Post 35; Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7968, Korean War Veterans, Charter Member Marine Corps League Detachment 1296; Sgt.,U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
Support of Veterans Groups
Thank you to the following groups that have been involved in the creation of the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial project: