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!
This Veterans Day, we will honor San Diego’s Greatest Generation, those who came of age during the Great Depression and went on to fight in World War II, as well as those who contributed to the war effort on the home front. These men and women fought not for fame or recognition, but because it was the right thing to do.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, World War II truly threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse and free society. With hundreds of World War II veterans passing away each day, the opportunity to express our sincere thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
As we look forward with hope to 2021, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the year gone by. In common with organizations across the country, Mt. Soledad Memorial Association has faced many challenges this year. Challenges and uncertainties that we have faced together.
Despite ever-changing restrictions we were able to livestream two virtual events from Mt. Soledad; Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Also, our team of Docents have been on duty since Memorial Day proudly greeting our visitors, telling the stories of our Veterans and their families and sharing the history of the Memorial.
Thank you to all involved. Whether helping from home or at the memorial, I thank you.
It is supporters like you that have made this year possible and I hope I can count on your continued support and generosity. By making a tax-deductible contribution today you help us continue our mission to preserve the Memorial and honor our veterans.
I am proud to be surrounded by all the fine men and women that have helped us throughout the year. Our members, our volunteers, our supporters – everyone connected with the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association that have made this year possible. As 2020 draws to a close I wish you good health and hope you welcome the new year with open arms and renewed hope.
Throughout 2021 we will continue to honor all of our veterans, as we have done for many years, including once again conducting our Veterans Honor Ceremonies for the families and friends of our Veterans. Your continued support helps us realize our goal.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year. Be safe and be proud.