Parks & Recreation Department

The Veteran’s Memorial reflects the completion of Phase 1, thus far. The project design includes future improvements and maintenance. Donations contribute to the success and growth of the Veteran’s Memorial and park area.

Trees

Trees are available to be purchased as a donation. This donation includes the tree, and a granite paver placed at the base of the tree, with engraving of your choice, whether it’s a local organization or in remembrance of a Veteran.

Granite Pavers

Monetary donations and paver requests will be accepted year round. The 5”x10” and 10”x10” granite pavers will be installed at the memorial annually. Donations for pavers are available to any individual, and/or organization. If you’re interested, download and fill out the donation brochure, or pick a brochure up at the Rogers Public Works Office.

Sponsor-A-Vet Program

This program is for individuals, families, or businesses, which do not want to be personally recognized and/or do not know of anyone to sponsor. The City of Rogers, Lions, or Rotary, will find a past, present, or future Veteran in the community to be recognized. Please enclose $250 per Veteran (to cover the cost of the granite paver) along with a blank order form that signals us that we should find someone for you.

Memorial Wall

The memorial wall reflects the Veteran information established from initial research, which the City received from a historian. All of the following qualifications must be met, to be included on the memorial wall:

  1. The individual must have served during the war listed on the memorial, such as (Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War)
  2. The individual must have been a resident of Rogers or Hassan township during the time they were serving in the war

These requirements allow the Veteran’s Memorial wall to have a consistent reflection of our hometown heroes who have fought to protect our freedom. 

For living veterans, who meet all of the qualifications listed above, will need to download and fill out a consent form (link to attached war memorial consent form.pdf) with their name, branch of service, rank, war served, and residential address during their time of service.

For deceased veterans, who meet all of the qualifications listed above, a family member may download and fill out a consent form ((link to attached war memorial consent form.pdf) with the veterans name, branch of service, rank, war served, and the veterans’ residential address during their time of service.  Also, please make it clear if the Veteran perished at war or not.

The completed consent forms may be mailed to the Rogers Public Works Office, where the consent forms and residency information will be verified with the historian before sent to the engraver. These requests are at no cost, and will be engraved on an annual basis, due to the availability of a mobile engraver.

 

2014-veterans memorial

The City of Rogers invites you to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Rogers Veterans' Memorial.  The ceremony is on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10:00am.  It is located at Rogers Triangle Park.  Refreshments will be provided.

The City of Rogers is looking to verify the following list of names for accuracy in an attempt to honor those community members who served in the military during a time of conflict.

The qualifying criteria are anyone whose home town was Rogers or Hassan Township at the time they served in conflict; our hope is to honor these veterans on a memorial wall.   The memorial will list your name branch of service and conflict you were in there is no cost to be listed. Names to be considered for the opening installation must be received by February 28, 2014.

For all living veterans, a consent form will need to be filled out and submitted to the City of Rogers.  A consent form is available for pick up at Rogers Public Works.

For deceased veterans, or corrections to the following list, please provide the City of Rogers with a Veterans name, branch of service, and conflict, also please remember to make clear if they perished at war or not.

Forms can be submitted via mail:

Rogers Veterans Memorial Wall
22350 South Diamond Lake Road
Rogers, MN 55374

Or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Please call the Mike Bauer with the City of Rogers at 763-428-0974 with any questions.  Phone submissions cannot be accepted.

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The Rogers Veteran’s Memorial will eternally provide veterans, their families, and our community a place to reflect and remember the service and sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made to protect our freedom. 

Click on the image above to view a slideshow of photos from the July 4th Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Download an image by clicking on the disk icon in the slideshow.

 

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Pavers are 4"x8" granite and can be purchased by downloading our donation brochure. Instructions on how to order and different layout options are included in the brochure. 

Sponsor-A-Vet Program
This program is for individuals, families, or businesses who do not want to be personally recognized and do not know of anyone to sponsor. The City of Rogers, Lions, or Rotary, will find a past, present, or future Veteran in the community to be recognized. Please enclose $250 per Veteran (to cover the cost of the brick paver,) along with a blank order form that signals us that we should find someone for you.