The "Hope" monument is one of the four that stands at the Service Memorial at Veterans and Volunteers Plaza at Foundation Meadows.
In the fall of 2000, the Valparaiso Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), Chequeuk Lodge 56, approached the Valparaiso Park Foundation about funding and creating a service memorial on park property.
After almost a year of discussion involving IOOF members and the Park Foundation Projects Committee, on November 9, 2001, the group officially announced its plans for the creation of the Service Memorial of the Veterans and Volunteers Plaza.
The brick plaza was completed and dedicated on Sunday, October 26, 2003, and is located in front of the park offices at Foundation Meadows Park. The memorial features landscaping, an interactive fountain, a gazebo, and, at the focal point, four granite monuments: Duty and Sacrifice, Charity, Friendship, and Hope.
Be a Part of the Plaza
Commemorative bricks that now surround the granite monuments can be personalized with your message up to 39 characters. Choose the monument where you want your brick highlighted: Duty and Sacrifice, Charity, Friendship, or Hope. Honor a soldier, a teacher, a friend, a loved one. The Service Memorial plaza is a community spot of reflection and honor - become a part of it. A plaza brick is only $85.
For More Information
For more information about the Parks Foundation or its projects, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 219-462-5144.