We honored and recognized the courageous service during the Korean War of US Navy Aviator, Captain Royce Williams , US Navy Ret.
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!
Dear Members and Donors of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial,
I hope this letter finds you in good health and enjoying your summer with family and friends. As we reach the midpoint of 2023, I am delighted to provide you with an update on the remarkable progress and achievements we have made at the memorial over the past several months. Your continued support and generosity have been instrumental in making these accomplishments possible, and I am sincerely grateful for your unwavering dedication.
One of the significant highlights of the past six months has been the successful completion of our new wall expansion project. Thanks to your membership and donations along with the hard work of our dedicated team, we have extended five of these magnificent walls that honors the valiant veterans who have served our nation. This expansion has not only created space for additional plaques, but it has also allowed us to accommodate the increasing number of families and individuals who wish to pay tribute to their loved ones. These new walls stand as a testament to the enduring legacy of our veterans and serves as a poignant reminder of their sacrifice and bravery.
Moreover, I am thrilled to announce the completion of the total landscape enhancement project. With your support, we have revitalized the memorial’s surroundings, creating a serene and contemplative environment for visitors to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. The addition of new plants and flowers, rose gardens and newly planted lawn, has not only beautified the memorial but has also provided a soothing ambiance that complements the solemnity of the site. Our landscape enhancement project is a testament to our commitment to preserve this sacred space for generations to come.
I am also delighted to inform you that we have experienced a continued increase in visitors over the past six months. Through outreach efforts, veteran honor ceremonies, educational programs, and community partnerships, we have succeeded in reaching a wider audience and engaging individuals from across the nation and visitors from abroad. The support from our members and donors has been vital in enabling us to expand our reach and raise awareness about our unique programs and the memorial’s historical importance.
In conclusion, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for your invaluable support, contributions, and commitment to the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Together, we have accomplished significant milestones, including the new wall expansion, total landscape enhancement, a new lawn for our ceremonies and functions, as well as an increase in visitors. Your dedication and belief in our mission have made these achievements possible, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to honor the brave men and women who have served our nation.
On behalf of the entire team at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, I salute each of you, as your efforts positively affect our ability to preserve and honor the legacy of our veterans.
For this we are grateful.
With sincere gratitude,