Veterans Memorial

The memorial seeks to honor U.S. service men and women, past and present, from any location.  Located in Scandia’s Lilleskogen Park, the memorial will be in a peaceful location appropriate for its purpose.

​The reasons for the memorial are many.  It is a symbol of our community’s appreciation and gratitude.  It is a place to permanently honor a loved one who served.  It is a place of healing for a veteran and his or her family.  It is a place to teach future generations the price for freedom.

​You can be a part of the memorial in several ways.  Funding is completely community focused.  We need donations for the ongoing maintenance costs; and we offer personalized paver brick purchases to honor a veteran.  These are both tax-deductible.  More information is available below.

​Businesses and community organizations are encouraged to be a part of the memorial.  We will recognize these sponsors with an engraved brick with donations of $100 or more.

​The design of the memorial has come from community input.  It features granite columns and “Walls of Honor” that feature the personalized bricks.  Only veterans are allowed to have bricks on the walls.

Please keep in mind that anyone who has served at any point in time are welcomed to be included on the walls.

Paver Brick Orders

Plan to be a part of the history in the memorial by ordering a paver brick. Bricks are being sold for $100.


Note: The two walls are full as of May 2018. We want to hear from those who would like to purchase a brick that will be placed in a new location. With enough requests, we will add more walls. Send your application, but no money.

Bricks include three lines: Name, Service Branch, and time of service.

Note: We are requesting that each donor provide some information on the military background of those whose names are on the bricks. This is intended to be used in a brochure that is available to the public.


Donations and brick payments should be sent to:

Veterans Memorial
c/o Scandia-Marine Lions Foundation
P.O. Box 263
Scandia, MN 55073

The Scandia-Marine Lions Foundation manages the donations received for the memorial committee.

  • July 6, 2015

    Parks & Rec Approved

    Scandia Parks and Recreation Committee formally approved the plan for the Veterans Memorial presented by the Veterans Committee. The plan included placing the memorial in Lilleskogen Park at the north side of the parking lot.

  • July 22, 2015

    City Council Approved

    Scandia City Council formally approved the Veterans Memorial plan for Lilleskogen Park.  The Council also approved a paving contract for the parking lot.

  • September, 2015

    Paving Complete

    The paving was completed for the parking lot at Lilleskogen Park.

  • February, 2016

    Bricks Purchased

    First 50 bricks were purchased for the memorial honor wall.

  • May 21, 2016

    First Memorial Benefit & Ride

    The first Annual Scandia Veterans Memorial Benefit and Ride was held at Meister’s.  This benefit, which helped with the building costs for the memorial, consisted of an 85-mile motorcycle ride, silent auction, car show, and live music by Inside Straights.  We want to thank everyone for coming out and being a part of this event.

  • July, 2016

    Nearly 100 Bricks Sold

    We reached nearly 100 bricks sold! In addition, we made a design change with the memorial: we will have the monuments centered between two walls which will hold the paver bricks.

  • November, 2017


    Structures and landscaping completed!

  • September 29, 2018

    Scandia Veterans Memorial

    The Scandia Veterans Memorial is officially dedicated on September 29, 2018.