Veterans Monument

United Heroes League’s Heroes Monument.

The community is welcome to a sneak-peek of the new United Heroes League’s Heroes Monument during a ribbon cutting and dedication on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at noon in Hastings.

United Heroes League President and Founder Shane Hudella said the monument will honor and celebrate the men and women who have served our country.

“We are losing the stories of our veterans from generation to generation,” Hudella said. “Through my military career and my work with United Heroes League, I’m meeting some amazing heroes. I wanted a place for families and supporters to honor and memorialize these military men and women, and preserve their legacy."

The Heroes Monument has three walls, 60-feet long and 6-feet high, in the shape of the United Heroes League logo, a shield.

The legs of the shield represent the military, sports and family.

Bricks in the walls present an opportunity to honor and commemorate a service member.

For example, the north wall of the monument is reserved exclusively for the first 2,160 service members. Each brick is the same size and color to denote the importance of each member’s sacrifice, regardless of branch or rank.

When all bricks are purchased, this monument will commemorate over 4,300 heroic service members.

“We plan to tell the personal story of the veteran named on each brick,” Hudella said. “When we open to the general public next Memorial Day, there will be a way to learn those stories about all the veterans who are part of the Heroes Monument.”

The ribbon cutting and dedication on Veterans Day, at 15211 Ravenna Trail in Hastings will begin at noon with a flyover.

Speakers include Shane Hudella, Hastings Mayor Mary Fasbender, Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik,  State Representative Tony Jurgens (Dist. 54B), Prairie Island Indian Community President Shelley Buck and Sergeant Major Jesse Howard, Minnesota Army National Guard.

United Heroes League actively works to ensure that children of military service members can afford every opportunity to participate in sports.

They have positively impacted over 75,000 military families nationwide and around the world, while providing over twenty million dollars’ worth of benefits to military service members and their children.

In recognition of this monumental event and Veteran’s Day, United Heroes League’s fall giving campaign offers opportunities for you to double your donation as you make a difference in a military child’s life. Learn more at

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