Chaplain Memorial

Austin Deuel’s bronze sculpture The Chaplain provides a gathering place for veterans and other special celebrations on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Located near the northeast corner of Scottsdale City Hall, this 2009 sculpture honors veterans and their chaplains, who have served as spiritual advisors to soldiers and provided solace in a time of war.

Location: East side of Scottsdale City Hall, 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd. Map It

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statue of military chaplain reading from the bible

Marine Mural

A Marine Mural that fills a large wall northwest of the Civic Center Library's main first floor entrance honors Lance Cpl. Jacob Hug, a local Marine who lost his life during a Nepal earthquake relief effort in May 2015. Each year during Marine Week, the service selects a metro area to host special events and activities, allowing the Marine Corps to connect with the public and showcase who they are and what they do for the nation.

Location: Civic Center Library, lower level at stairway to Civic Center Park Map It

5 marines standing at attention in from of the marine mural

McCormick Stillman RR Park – Merci Boxcar

The Merci Train comprised 49 French railroad box cars filled with tens of thousands of gifts of gratitude from at least that many individual French citizens. They were showing their appreciation for the more than 700 American box cars of relief goods sent to them by (primarily) individual Americans in 1948. Arizona’s boxcar is displayed at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and some of its contents are displayed in the park’s museum building.

Location: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, Southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Indian Bend Road. Map It

merci boxcar dislaying military insignia on the side

Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen

Residents of the Scottsdale area, including nearby Native American communities, have served with distinction in the United States military for more than 100 years. During the nation's armed conflicts and in the course of military duty, 66 of those service members have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Their names are now permanently engraved on the granite faces of the Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen.

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Thunderbird II Memorial

Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial is proud to work with the City of Scottsdale to provide much-needed information and resources for our veterans.

Thunderbird Field II Website

view of thunderbird field museum from the outside

Vietnam War Commemorative Partner

The Mayor and City Council and all Scottsdale residents join a grateful nation in thanking and honoring Vietnam veterans and their families. The United States Congress established the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War and their families for their service and sacrifice. The city is a proud member of this program.

Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program Website

vietnam war commemortation logo
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