Puyallup Tribe of Indians Veterans Memorial

Puyallup Tribe of Indians Veterans Memorial loupe
2209 E 32nd St.
Nov. 11, 2015
ARC Architects and KPFF Civil Engineering

This memorial is located outside of the parking lot of the Tribal Health Authority and Puyallup Elders Center. It was designed to serve as a sacred circle with features that emulate a river bank. The memorial site features wood carved benches re-purposed from cedar trees, new landscaping (as of 2015) including evergreen trees. The memorial’s main feature is a 50 foot long radius wall featuring eight bronze medallions, 36 inches in diameter, representing eight branches of service: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, National Guard and Air National Guard. The wall also incorporates six 25 foot tall flag poles to display the flags of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Puyallup Tribal Veterans, Canadian, United States of America, State of Washington and the POW/MIA.