Memorial Hall Commission

Veterans Memorial Hall / Soldiers and Sailors Park
The Memorial Hall Commission has developed Soldiers and Sailors Park at 1915 Courbat Court. The park displays granite monuments and bronze plaques along the 400-foot brick walkway. The walkway begins near the west side of the 5th Street bridge and meander through the beautifully landscaped park to the 4th Street bridge. The monuments and plaques commemorate all wars and conflicts our service men and women have fought in.

How to Show Your Support
To help pay for the development and maintenance of our Soldiers and Sailors Park, the commission is selling bricks to honor anyone who has served in the military. These bricks will make up the entire walkway.

The name of the veteran, the branch of the military and the dates served will be inscribed on each brick. The location of your bricks will be in a master file inside Veterans Memorial Hall.

Bricks may be purchased for $50.00 each. Each brick will have three (3) lines of inscription with thirteen (13) letters per line.

Order forms for the bricks may be picked up at any Waterloo fire station, City Hall, Waterloo Public Library, Waterloo Center for the Arts, and the Leisure Services office or printed from the online printable form(pdf). Completed forms and checks made payable to Memorial Hall Commission may be sent to:

Contact Information:
Memorial Hall Commission
1915 Courbat Court
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: (319) 287-9463

Drop off orders:
Fire Headquarters
425 East Third Street
Waterloo, IA 50703

Building Location:
Memorial Hall Commission
1915 Courbat Court
Waterloo, IA 50701

How to Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to help assist in putting up flags on veterans graves, around Memorial Hall and the city of Waterloo throughout late spring into fall.  For more information on how to help, please contact: 
 Jim Lentfer at 319-493-9054 or
Memorial Day Volunteers-   The long standing tradition of placing American flags on the grave sites of veterans for Memorial Day is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals  of any age to participate in.  Every year we place flags at Garden of Memories (located at: 3669 Logan Ave in Waterloo) which has by far the most veterans interned at 4,681.   

Please contact Jim at and respond with a preferred volunteer shift of:
  •  9am to noon or  3pm-6pm on Thursday May 26, 2022 for set up of the flags
    • The process requires teams of 3-4 with some skills in map reading. A tool will be provided for placing each flag at the correct height
  • 9am to noon or  3pm-6pm on Tuesday May 31, 2022  to pick the flags up
    • We will need up to a total of 20 volunteers to help with this
Volunteers are asked to wear shoes appropriate for grass, park in designated area and thank you again for respect of this tradition. The rally point before each volunteer shift will be at the tall flag pole before the Garden of Devotion.

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