Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ

The entrance to Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The entrance to Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This is the area on the adjacent corner to Veterans Memorial Park. This space is exactly what the park looked like before becoming a landmark in Sacaton and a memorial to fallen soldiers. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This is the area on the adjacent corner to Veterans Memorial Park. This space is exactly what the park looked like before becoming a landmark in Sacaton and a memorial to fallen soldiers. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The corner view of Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The corner view of Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The inside of Veterans Memorial Park including several memorials, two life-sized statues, a stage and bandshell as well as a shelter with picnic tables for visitors. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The inside of Veterans Memorial Park including several memorials, two life-sized statues, a stage and bandshell as well as a shelter with picnic tables for visitors. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaire Oscar Urrea takes a closer look at one of his memorial creations, the centerpiece of the park. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaire Oscar Urrea takes a closer look at one of his memorial creations, the centerpiece of the park. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Stones from the famous Mount Suribachi photograph of service men planting the flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima, including Ira Hayes, are an integral part of this memorial. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Stones from the famous Mount Suribachi photograph of service men planting the flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima, including Ira Hayes, are an integral part of this memorial. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
"Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue" reads the bronze artwork adorning this memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
"Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue" reads the bronze artwork adorning this memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The bronze statue of Ira Hayes in Veterans Memorial Park, created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The bronze statue of Ira Hayes in Veterans Memorial Park, created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The bronze statue of Ira Hayes in Veterans Memorial Park, created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The bronze statue of Ira Hayes in Veterans Memorial Park, created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaire Oscar Urrea points to his name engraved into the base of the Ira Hayes life-size bronze statue in Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaire Oscar Urrea points to his name engraved into the base of the Ira Hayes life-size bronze statue in Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaire Oscar Urrea poses for a portrait with the life-sized bronze statue of Ira Hayes that he created for Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Legionnaire Oscar Urrea poses for a portrait with the life-sized bronze statue of Ira Hayes that he created for Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
A POW/MIA memorial in Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
A POW/MIA memorial in Veterans Memorial Park. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial honors Native American Women Veterans and was created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial honors Native American Women Veterans and was created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial honors Native American Women Veterans and was created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial honors Native American Women Veterans and was created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial honors Native American Women Veterans and was created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial honors Native American Women Veterans and was created by Legionnaire Oscar Urrea. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to service men and women who earned the Purple Heart. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to service men and women who earned the Purple Heart. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to service men and women who earned the Purple Heart. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to service men and women who earned the Purple Heart. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to service men and women who earned the Purple Heart. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to service men and women who earned the Purple Heart. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Even the small stage and bandshell are dedicated to honor & remembrance in Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
Even the small stage and bandshell are dedicated to honor & remembrance in Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The entrance to Veterans Memorial Park is marked with this sign and the symbols of the branches of service of the US Military. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The entrance to Veterans Memorial Park is marked with this sign and the symbols of the branches of service of the US Military. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This statue and memorial directly behind it is dedicated to Mathew B. Juan. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This statue and memorial directly behind it is dedicated to Mathew B. Juan. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to Mathew B. Juan. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to Mathew B. Juan. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to Mathew B. Juan. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
This memorial is dedicated to Mathew B. Juan. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The gates are adorned by flags leading into Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.
The gates are adorned by flags leading into Veterans Memorial Park in Sacaton, AZ. Photo by Eldon Lindsay/The American Legion.

2 Comments

  1. i thoroughly enjoyed your photographs and appreciate your dedication to the memory of our servicemen and women.

  2. I am a Native American 20 year Army Iraq war Veteran. I learned about Ira Hayes long before I joined the Army. I have to come to Phoneix for a conference and am making the visit to your memorial as part of my trip. Is there a site to donate funds to help with the upkeep of the Memorial?

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