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Veterans' Monument Project

 
 
Veterans' Monument Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Levi Gonzalez, May 13, 2020
1. Veterans' Monument Project Marker
Inscription.  From conception to completion in less than a year the Veterans' Memorial Project, here in the Upland Civic Center Courtyard, has been a project of passion for a small dedicated group of caring citizens. Financed entirely through individual contributions without any city funds, the Veterans' Monument and adjacent reflection wall stands as an educational exhibit with a natural link to the Upland Public Library.

In the center stands a five-sided, 14-foot-tall black granite monument featuring the seal of each military branch and information about them. At the top is perched a proud eagle with ever it's eye on our Capitol. Benches laid out in a star patter provide a place to rest and remember those who served. Flags of each service branch and the POW/MIA surround the central monument.

The reflection wall with recirculating water features include names of local residents, family and friends who served in the military.

As space permits we will continue to accept donations for your personalized tile to add to the wall.

What's in the design?

The primary purpose of this project is to honor those who
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serve and have served our country, but beyond that it is meant to benefit the entire community in a number of ways.

The fountain is a nod to the irrigation canals built by Chaffey. The Valencia orange and Eureka lemon trees are just like the ones that helped found the city.

There are a number of informational kiosks that will help initiate thought and encourage further investigation. Some have a built in chess board to promote personal interactions.

Sustainable design was also a high priority. All lighting uses efficient LED. The lights on the flags are powered by solar. The concrete around the trees is permeable allowing rain water to replenish the ground. The planters at either end of the courtyard will demonstrate drought resistant landscape design.

U.S Air Force
The U.S. Army created what eventually became the U.S Air Force in 1907, giving it the responsibility of military aviation for land-based operations. The Air Force was established as a separate branch of the Armed Forces on September 18, 1947, by order of the U.S. Congress.

The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in the air, space and cyberspace.

Air Force Song: "The U.S. Air Force"

Air Force Motto: “Aim High…Fly-Fight-Win”

U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy was established on October 13, 1775, by the Second
Veterans' Monument Project Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 12, 2020
2. Veterans' Monument Project Marker
Continental Congress as a seafaring complement to the land-based Continental Army and its fight for freedom during the American Revolutionary War. The Navy was disbanded at that war's end, only to be re-established by the Naval Act of 1794.

Over the years, the Navy has been involved in numerous wars and countless battles defending our security, democracy, peace and prosperity through the use of advancing technologies and assets protecting our land, sea and air.

Navy Song "Anchors Aweigh"

Navy Motto: "Not For Self, But Country"
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 34° 5.942′ N, 117° 39.021′ W. Marker is in Upland, California, in San Bernardino County. Memorial can be reached from Euclid Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Arrow Route, on the right when traveling north. Monument is part of the Upland Veterans' Plaza placed between the public library and city hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 460 North Euclid Avenue, Upland CA 91786, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Antonio Hospital History (here, next to this marker); City of Upland History (a few steps from this marker); Upland Public Library (a few steps from this marker); George Chaffey, Jr. (within shouting distance
Upland Veterans' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Levi Gonzalez, May 13, 2020
3. Upland Veterans' Monument
of this marker); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Armsley Square Historic District (approx. one mile away); College Park Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away); Olive Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upland.
 
Veterans' Monument Reflection Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Levi Gonzalez, May 13, 2020
4. Veterans' Monument Reflection Wall
Upland Veterans' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Levi Gonzalez, May 13, 2020
5. Upland Veterans' Monument
Upland Veterans' Plaza image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Levi Gonzalez, May 13, 2020
6. Upland Veterans' Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 13, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California.   2. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2020, by Levi Gonzalez of Rancho Cucamonga, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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