Committed To Honoring Veterans And Telling Their StoriesSince 1952, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial has pledged to honor veterans by preserving their legacy. Their mission is emboldened by the freedom that we all enjoy as Americans. Throughout our country’s history, the men and women who have served in the military have been the cornerstone of the American way. The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association is honored to operate and maintain one of the most beautiful veteran memorials in the country. With 12 honor walls adorned with black granite plaques prominently displaying the faces and names of over 7,000 veterans, both living and deceased, from all branches of the US Military dating back to the Civil War. These majestic walls form a circular parabola with red brick walkways separating the walls, allowing visitors to enjoy a relaxing stroll and view the honor plaques of our veterans.


In 2022, the memorial received over 250,000 visitors from across the country and abroad. Visitors are warmly greeted by one of the many Volunteer Docents who provide tours and share the history of our veterans and the Memorial. It is not uncommon for the memorial to host military reunions, promotions, commissionings and retirements, as San Diego is home to a very large military and veteran community. Local schools and youth organizations also visit the memorial on occasions such as Flag Day, Veterans Day and Memorial Day, where docents will share the stories of various veterans.

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association is proud to have produced its Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies every year since its founding in 1952. These time-honored legacy ceremonies pay tribute and honor the service of courageous men and women who served in the US military, and the ceremonies are always open to the public at no charge. Their Veterans Day Ceremony in November honored the courageous service of the Navajo Code Talkers from WW II, and in December the memorial hosted its inaugural Wreaths Across America Ceremony in conjunction with other Veteran Memorials and our National Cemeteries. In March, the Association once again will honor the service our women veterans and those serving in the military with its annual Women’s History Brunch, held on the ceremonial lawn at the memorial.

In addition to placing honor plaques on the walls, the Association maintains its commitment of “Telling The Stories Of Our Veterans” by conducting Veteran Honor Ceremonies throughout the year. These ceremonies are for families and friends of veterans, as they honor their service by sharing their accomplishments, sacrifices and contributions to the community. Additionally, the memorial hosts private tours and receptions that offer spectacular 360-degree views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean.

Join and “Help Tell Their Stories” as we continue to preserve the legacy of our veterans.