Manchester has a proud collection of Flags of Valor. Part of the 15th anniversary display entitled “America’s Heartland Remembers,” these 26 American flags were some of the more than 7000 flying in remembrance on Art Hill in 2016, each flag an individualized tribute to a military hero who lost their life in the “War on Terror.” Also part of this important collection, an American flag that flew in the center circle of the 2016 Art Hill installation in honor of those heroes that lost their lives to PTSD, a recognition that the casualties of war occur on and off the battlefield. The Flags of Valor are displayed at the Veterans Memorial on the following dates each year:
Memorial Day (Fourth Monday in May)
D-Day (June 6th)
Flag Day (June 14th)
Independence Day (July 4th)
Purple Heart Day (August 7th)
POW/MIA Recognition Day ( September 18th)
Veterans Day (November 11th)
Brick Paver Donation Program
The Memorial at Stoecker Park was established to honor all U.S military veterans and all branches of military service. An important component of this memorial is the Brick Pavers Donation Program. This program offers family member, friends, and colleagues the opportunity to purchase a brick paver to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by loved ones while serving their country. Some may wish to make larger donations to the Memorial by purchasing granite pilasters and benches which may also be personalized.
Your donation will not only honor a loved one who has served our country, but also assure that the Manchester Veterans Memorial site will be there for future generations to honor and to remember those that have come before them.