Saturday, September 7, 2013

California IX

In front of the Kern County Court House, in Bakersfield, is a memorial to the more than 14,000 from the area who served and the 143 who paid the ultimate price.

Located on the corner of Chester and Truxtun Avenues it invokes flight and is, in fact, called, "Wind beneath my wings" I cannot recall any other memorials with its own name! There are 138 listed on the front of the memorial and then the additional 8 were added to the reverse.

Reverse of memorial

These eight were added at a later time

Next time, on the 12th, we visit Longmont, Colorado for a slightly unusual memorial. Join me, as always, at 9:00am.

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