California Veteran's Memorial - Sacramento
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fresgo
N 38° 34.490 W 121° 29.418
10S E 631509 N 4270677
Quick Description: Located in the Capitol Park Sacramento, CA
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 1:00:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM3WJB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 35

Long Description:
"Our veterans...must not be forgotten. Their service, their sacrifice, their courage must be etched in America's memory...and the price they paid to pass on to us...the legacy of freedom and glory that is America."
- Governor Pete Wilson, 1998

The monument was placed to honor all of California's heroes who have served in the military since 1850. The monument was placed at the rear of Capitol Park in a grove of trees. There is a computer kiosk station nearby where one can search a database for loved ones and read about stories of those who have served. An arc of flags representing all of the armed services surround a 30-foot, black granite obelisk depicting the horrors of war.

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: California Veterans of All Armed Services since 1850

Date of dedication: December 1998

Who Put it Here?: State of California

Description of Memorial:
The California Veterans Memorial pairs the ancient obelisk shape with modern techniques. Images of war taken from photographs are etched into the granite structure. The images range from soldiers wounded in combat to a wife and child welcoming a serviceman home. Narrow fissures slice through each of the obelisk's four panels, symbolizing the devastation of war.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Marker Text: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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