Meet some of Chandler’s Veterans

Dec. 6, 2021
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Communications and Public Affairs

Chandler is a special community because of the people who call it home. Many of these Chandler residents are veterans. Shortly after the opening of Veterans Oasis Park in 2008, City staff met with veterans groups to develop a plan for a memorial for those who served in the Armed Forces. These workshops continued with local veterans until the concept was finalized. After years of planning and thoughtful input into the symbolism and design, the City of Chandler is unveiling a new veterans memorial, the Field of Honor, on Nov. 11, 2021.

The goal of the Field of Honor is to provide a space for remembrance and reflection. The memorial’s design is anchored by six core values: FREEDOM, RECOGNITION, REFLECTION, SACRIFICE, MEMORIES and FAMILY. 

A visit to this new memorial is also a reminder to think about the many veterans who live in Chandler. As a starting place to learn more, City staff compiled video introductions to our local veterans, whose military service spans from Pearl Harbor to Afghanistan.

Every day, we thank these and other veterans for their service to us and our country.