Apply Now for Veterans' and War Memorials Grant
Applications due February 13, 2020
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)’s Veterans’ and War Memorials Grant Program was created and established to provide funding assistance to local governments for the construction and restoration of veterans’ and war memorials. The program will help honor Oregon’s soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country.
The grant funds up to 80% of memorial projects on public owned property.
Applications must be submitted to OPRD by February 13, 2020.
2019 Grant Recipients
City receives state grant to fund Memorial components HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon - On May 1, the City of Happy Valley was awarded a Veterans and War Memorial Grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission to construct a new veterans' memorial adjacent to Happy Valley City Hall.
The Soldiers Monument, located in the center of the cemetery, was unveiled in 1903 to honor soldiers of the Civil, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Indian Wars. There are 345 soldiers from these wars known to be buried at Lone Fir (thirty-five are Confederate soldiers). The original cost was $3,500, which was contributed by 500 local residents. It was commissioned by the Lone Fir Cemetery Association, designed by D. D. Neer, and built by Otto Schumann. The soldier was toppled from the pedestal at some point in the 1980s. In 2003, Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery raised funds to have it rebronzed and reset, a fitting centennial anniversary tribute to the monument.
After asking, why isn’t there a veterans’ memorial here, organizers for the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial finally cut the ribbon to their new monument in Foothills Park on Monday. Organizers say it took longer than they anticipated to plan, fundraise, and build, but now their monument is up, celebrating the bravery and service of all U.
Pendleton Veterans Memorial Park Art Project Call to Artists with Public Art Creation Experience The city of Pendleton, Oregon invites you to submit your qualifications for the design and installation of a public art project designed to honor our veterans, as part of the Pendleton Veterans Memorial Park project.