The City of Cottonwood’s Verde Valley Military Service Park honors those citizens of the Verde Valley area who have honorably served in the United States Military. All five branches of the Military are represented.
Proof of military service and Verde Valley residency (or residency of loved one) will be required with your application (Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Sedona, Jerome, Rimrock, Cornville, Verde Village, Lake Montezuma, Big Park). Acceptable forms of documentation include a copy of DD Form 214 (see below) and a letter of residency. Letter of residency should include the address and years the veteran, or family member, resided in the Verde Valley and does not require notarization or references.
Please complete this form and return with payment to the City of Cottonwood, c/o Military Service Park, 150 S 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Each inscription may have one line of text (veterans name only). Rank will not be included. Placement of the inscription on the Military Service Recognition Wall will be determined in the order in which purchase is received. This is a non-refundable order. Each Inscription is a $75.00 minimum donation.
Check - Make payable to the City of Cottonwood - Write "Military Service Park" in the memo space on your check or fill out your credit card information below where indicated.
Please complete the following required information (*) for the inscription layout:
City of Cottonwood
Verde Valley Military Service Park at Garrison Park
Monetary Donations: Donations made strictly for the benefit of the park, not for the purpose of an inscription, are also accepted. Please fill in the Required Information and Method of Payment portions of this application or send a check to:
Verde Valley Military Service Park
PO Box 2286
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Park Bench inscriptions are also available for purchase through donations. Please contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation staff if you are interested in this type of donation at (928) 639-3200 x3209.
DD Form 214: In the event that you are unable to provide or acquire this form, staff can guide you through alternate forms of verification that are sufficient in proving the veteran was in fact Honorably Discharged from the military. Alternate forms of proof may include but are not limited to a United Stated of America Certification of Military Service form.
Please note: Inscriptions will be placed on granite monuments on an As Needed quarterly basis. Please contact Cottonwood Parks and Recreation staff if you would like to know the next inscription deadline. Thank you.