The Anthem Community Council (ACC) approved the proposed expansion of the Anthem Veterans Memorial (AVM) at the April 2023 ACC board meeting. The proposal presented by Rear Admiral Ron Tucker (USN, Retired) on behalf of the 2023 AVM Expansion Committee. Haydon Corps, builders of the original AVM build, was approved as sole-sourced contractors for the project.
The AVM expansion adds 3,000 veteran commemorative pavers bringing the total to 5,400 in the Circle of Honor. Additionally, the project will include placing new lighting, adding two sidewalks to facilitate entrance to the memorial, updating flower beds, redirecting water away from the AVM pavers to provide water/dust relief, moving sponsor pavers to a new area, and installing enhancements to the tops of the pillars
The $172,000 project will be funded through the Anthem Way Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization. Any business or person interested in making a tax-deductible donation can find instructions at OnlineAtAnthem.com
ACC thanks the 2023 AVM Expansion Committee: Mr. Jim Martin (chief engineer), Mr. Dan Cleland (landscape architect), Ms. Elizabeth Turner (fundraising/planning), Mr. Steve Seivert (Haydon Corps), and Mr. Mark Eklund (Haydon Corps).
Anthem Veterans Memorial Expansion Approved (pdf)