Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial


Join us at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial Monday, May 29th at 11:00am for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

Mt. Soledad Memorial Day 2023

Wreaths Across America

On the morning of December 17th 2022, we celebrated our Inaugural National Wreaths Across America Day with a small ceremony followed by the laying of Christmas wreaths. We are honored to collaborate with Wreaths Across America and continue to align our missions of remembering, honoring, and teaching. Together with 2,700 other locations around the nation, millions of volunteers took the time to pause and pay their respects to the men and women who keep our nation free. We are proud to have been able to collaborate and participate in this nationwide program. 

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America began with one man who found himself with extra holiday wreaths. He remembered his visit as a boy to Arlington National Cemetery and wanted to donate them in honor of the veterans buried there. He partnered with the cemetery staff and a local trucking company. The first wreaths were laid in a part of the cemetery that saw less and less visitors. 

Marine at Mt Soledad
Wreaths For Veterans

Over the years this act of kindness and patriotism grew into a non-profit and expanded across the nation. Congress enacted a National Wreaths Across America Day the weekend before Christmas whereas a nation we would pause to remember their sacrifice, honor them by laying the wreaths, and use this moment to teach the next generation of their sacrifice and their contributions to keeping our nation free. 

Since October, we have gathered donations towards wreaths to honor the 5,800+ veterans honored at our memorial. Along with 57 volunteers, US Navy CPO’s from Camp Pendleton, our docents, trustees, girls scout troops, Miss Teen California Volunteer, Dancers Against Cancer Princess, veterans, and their families, we laid 153 wreaths at the base of our memorial walls. 

Christmas Wreaths at Mt Soledad
Bugle Player At Mt Soledad

Thank you to ABC 10 News and New 8 ,FOX 5 for joining us and covering our inaugural event, and to Peets Coffee in La Jolla for donating their coffee for everyone that attended.

We especially want to thank everyone who donated a wreath. Your generosity enabled us to honor and remember those who have gone before us with a beautiful green Christmas Wreath. We invite you and your families to join us next year for this very meaningful occasion.

Our Christmas wreaths will remain in place at the memorial until January 6th. We encourage you to visit your loved ones at the memorial and view our 14 honor walls lined with fresh Christmas wreaths. 

From your friends at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, we wish each of you a Happy Holiday Season! 

San Diego’s National Treasure

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial Considered one of the most unique veterans memorials in America. The only memorial that honors veterans, living or deceased, from the revolutionary war to the current war on terror, with an image of the veteran.

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial has stood at the height of San Diego since 1954. It has gone through many trials to be what it is today—A Beacon of Freedom. Thousands of people that stood before our memorial were able to honor and recognize the thousands of military men and women who sacrificed for this country. We have the unique duty to create plaques for all military people—living or deceased—so that all members of the armed forces can be thanked for their service. Those who are recognized have served the Revolutionary War, both World Wars, and even today’s War on Terror. 

Every plaque lists each veteran’s or serviceperson’s accomplishments during their term. If not for their hard work and love of our country, we would be barren of witnessing such selfless courage and dedicated heroism. We, as a memorial and country, are founded on their service.

Visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial commemorates the sacrifices made not only by servicemembers, but also by the people who have kept Mt. Soledad Memorial operating. Our volunteers and ever generous donators are another reason the memorial has continued to operate. They have kept the plaques clean, parking lots trash free, and our presence known. 

We hope to see you at the Veterans Memorial!

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