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California Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
 
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
1. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  

Dedication
The people of the State of California dedicate this Monument to the memory of those Californians who died, or remain missing, in the
Vietnam War
1959-1975
and in doing so, Honor all the men and women who served during that war.
All Gave Some.
Some Gave All.

Photos, art and creativity are part of this memorial. We especially thank Phil Hitchcock, art consultant; Herman Woods, 1st Cavalry, who gave us his dream; Michael P. Kelly, war artist whose efforts are now reality; and Rolf Kriken, California, who created the bronze pieces.

Take what they have left
and what they have taught you
with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time
when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes
you left behind.
Maj. Michael O’Donnell

 
Location. 38° 34.544′ N, 121° 29.319′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Memorial is on 15th Street south of L Street, on the right when traveling south.
Excerpt of poem by Michael O'Donnell at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
2. Excerpt of poem by Michael O'Donnell at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The bronze statue represents a soldier reading a letter from home.
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. Jean A. Bell Kellogg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elbridge L. Hawk (about 400 feet away); Sacramento Purple Heart Memorial (about 500 feet away); California Firefighters Memorial (about 500 feet away); The California State Insectary (about 500 feet away); California Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Westminster Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away); The Civil War Memorial Grove (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - soldiers walking image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
3. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - soldiers walking
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "Injured" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
4. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "Injured"
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "Heavy Contact" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
5. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "Heavy Contact"
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "Prisoner of War" image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
6. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial - "Prisoner of War"
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
7. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The monument includes the names of those 5,822 servicemen and servicewomen from California killed or missing in action.
California Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 1, 2019
8. California Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 3, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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