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California Veterans Memorial

 
 
California Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
1. California Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  (Memorial is without text.)
 
Erected 1998 by State of California.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 38° 34.49′ N, 121° 29.418′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Memorial is on N St, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Elbridge L. Hawk (within shouting distance of this marker); Westminster Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean A. Bell Kellogg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); California Firefighters Memorial (about 300 feet away); Gravel Pit Parking Lot (about 400 feet away); Acorns, Oaks, and the Native Peoples (about 400 feet away); California Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Regarding California Veterans Memorial. The multi-war Veterans Memorial
California Veterans Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
2. California Veterans Memorial Bench
is comprised of a black granite obelisk-shaped monument depicting laser-etched illustrations of military members in patriotic scenes on all sides. Surrounding the obelisk are flagpoles containing flags of each military branch of service in addition to the U.S. Flag, the POW Flag and the State Flag of California. In addition, a semi-circular stone memorial bench nearby contains many donor names and organizations who aided in the construction of this veterans memorial, dedicated by then-Governor Pete Wilson in December, 1998. A Purple Heart memorial monument was added and dedicated in 2010.
 
Also see . . .  A Tribute to California's Military Heroes (click on "Veterans Memorial" button for page). 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. (Submitted on February 15, 2018.) 
 
California Veterans Memorial dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
3. California Veterans Memorial dedication plaque
California Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, June 1, 2013
4. California Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Aug. 15, 2020