Honor or Remember a Veteran at Purple Heart Plaza
Former Governor Brian Sandoval has established a goal of making Nevada the most veteran friendly state in the country. His Veteran of the Month program, which recognizes veterans who are giving back to their community, is only one of the initiatives he has established.
The City of Henderson has been a strong supporter of the Governor’s program. Former Mayor Andy Hafen along with the City Council declared Henderson as a Purple Heart City, the first city to do so in Nevada. This was followed by the Mayor and City Council renaming Atomic Street to Purple Heart Street. Mayor Debra March and the current City Council have continued to provide strong support for all of Henderson’s veterans.
Annually, the Henderson’s City Council declares August 7th to be Purple Heart Day in Henderson. This day is particularly significant because it's the day the award was first established by General George Washington in 1782.
Under the leadership of Mayor Debra March, the City of Henderson has continued its support of veterans in general, and those awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat -- in particular, by conceiving and establishing Purple Heart Plaza in downtown Henderson. This Plaza is located at the corner of Pacific & Market (Purple Heart Way) Streets. And although the Plaza itself is designed to specifically recognize veterans who've received the Purple Heart, the pavers that surround the Purple Heart monument's base are open to all veterans in recognition of their service to our country .
Purple Heart Plaza Opening Ceremony
August 7, 2018
Today, you can honor or remember a veteran with an engraved 4” x 8” or 8” x 8” brick paver. They're being installed along the walk to the Purple Heart Monument in Purple Heart Plaza.
The veteran you wish to honor or remember doesn't need to be a Purple Heart Recipient. However, the veteran’s name, branch of military, and dates of service are suggested.*
Once engraved & installed, these brick pavers become the property of the City of Henderson. They'll be maintained by the City of Henderson as well. Any brick pavers damaged through fair wear and tear over time will be replaced by Chapter 730 at no additional cost to you.
So own your piece of the plaza and own a piece of the City of Henderson history. Honor or remember your veteran today.
How to Order
Simply choose the brick paver option you'd like to honor or remember a veteran with from the options below. Hit "Apply Now" below your choice. You'll be taken to the application page where you can complete and submit your application for review.*
*All paver applications and content are subject to approval by the City of Henderson & Purple Heart Chapter 730.
Once approved, you'll receive your invoice via email and make payment at that time. After payment is received, then your paver will be schedule for custom-engraving.