Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee

Meetings

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • Downtown Community Center, Room 103 
    28 E. Main St. 
    Edmond, OK 73034

Agendas

Agendas will be available prior to the meetings

Description


The purpose of the commission is to provide recommendations for the development of a Veterans Memorial in the City of Edmond, and to make additional recommendations regarding activities and other projects honoring veterans.

On December 10, 2019, the Edmond City Council authorized the creation of the Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee (VMAC) for the purpose of making recommendations for the development of a veterans memorial in the City of Edmond and to make recommendations regarding activities and other projects honoring veterans. The VMAC follows up on the work of the Veterans Memorial Advisory Task Force, which created the initial concept for the memorial.

The City Council agreed on the renovation of a portion of
 Bickham-Rudkin Park. The park consists of 49 acres and contains a playground, fishing pond, pavilion, and dog park.

As shown in the renderings below, the Memorial will be located at the northern end of Bickham-
Rudkin Park and will include a flag plaza, memorial sculpture, and other landscaping features such as walking trails and an events plaza.

Central to the memorial’s concept will be plaques and tributes recognizing Edmond residents who have served our nation. As part of its ongoing work, the VMAC will develop plans, collect veterans’ stories, and solicit inputs from Edmond residents on appropriate displays and recognition. Please continue to visit this page for updates.

Recognition of Veterans:


The Edmond Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee is creating a database of Edmond Veterans, as they plan for the creation of a comprehensive Veterans Memorial in Edmond. This information is for the sole purpose of accurately identifying Edmond Veterans who desire to be recognized. Recognition criteria is being established, and not all names submitted will be eligible for inscription at the memorial but may be recognized in other manners.


Contribute to the Memorial


The Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee is raising funds for the construction of the Edmond Veterans Memorial. If you would like to make a contribution, please complete the following form and send with your donation.

Contributions should be sent to:
City of Edmond
ATTN: City Clerk's Office
PO Box 2970
Edmond, OK 73083


Subscribe to Email Updates:


Click here to sign up to receive updates about the Edmond Veterans Memorial and other veterans programming and projects.


For more information, contact Staff Liaison Natalie Evans at 405-359-4545.

These images are concept renderings that were created by the Veterans Memorial Advisory Task Force in 2018. Design is subject to change. The proposed location for the Veterans Memorial is at the north end of Bickham-Rudkin Park.