The memorial is accessed by climbing a VERY rough trail. At times, I had to find something to hold on to to keep on going. About half way up, I began to regret my decision to try to make the climb. I didn't think I could make it, but, after resting, several times, I did finally make it to the site. I would caution anyone that wants to make the journey to be well prepared and expect difficulty.
The path leading to the site has a number of signs, honoring those from various wars who are remembered here.
All that I had read about the site said that there were 1800 dog tags on display, but when I got there I could not locate them. However, if you look at the pics, here, you can see them strung between the flag poles. I have no explanation for why I couldn't locate them. Perhaps, it was because I was truly exhausted after the climb up. I am already thinking about trying to get back sometime.
|Note the Dog Tags strung between the poles. I am told there are now more than 2000.|
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On the 15th, next time, we will visit a memorial in California with a rather unique story. Check it out, as always, at 9:00am.
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