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The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla is one of the most unique and breathtaking veterans memorials in the country. Over the years, the memorial with a 29-foot tall, towering Cross has become a symbol of honor and respect for the brave men and women who have served in the United States military. The stunning views of the surrounding San Diego area make it a popular destination for both tourists and locals alike. But beyond its scenic beauty, the memorial is a tribute to the sacrifices made by the country’s veterans.

Over the past year, the memorial has undergone a series of enhancement projects that will preserve its beauty. One of the most notable additions to the memorial is the extension of five new walls, which display the names and photographs of over 6,600 veterans. These walls were built to provide a permanent and public recognition of the brave men and women who served their country.

Since the completion of the new walls, the memorial has seen an increase in visitors from around the globe, with over 250,000 people coming to pay their respects in 2022. Many families bring their friends to the Memorial to enjoy the view and learn more about the country’s history.

In addition to the new walls, the memorial has also undergone extensive landscaping improvements. Inclusive Gardening of Pt. Loma provides exceptional care of the landscaping including four planters of rose bushes donated by the Village Garden Club of La Jolla. A new lawn will be planted in late June with the help of the Home Depot Foundation. These enhancements have made the memorial an even more beautiful and serene place to visit and pay respects to our veterans.

What makes the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial unique is its individual honor plaques. These plaques allow individuals to honor and remember a specific veteran with a personalized message and photo. These plaques can be purchased and installed on the memorial’s walls, creating a lasting tribute for generations to come.

The memorial’s commitment to honoring veterans extends beyond its physical structure. The memorial hosts a series of events throughout the year, including a Memorial Day ceremony and a Veterans Day ceremony. These events allow the community to come together to honor and pay respects to the brave men and women who have served their country.

The memorial’s commitment to honoring veterans extends beyond its physical structures, making it a vital part of the community and a symbol of the country’s gratitude. Whether you are a local or a tourist, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to pay their respects to the brave men and women who have served their country.

www.soledadmemorial.org

 

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Esteban Villanueva
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