Sunday, November 26, 2017

Califirnia XXX

About 25 miles ENE of Los Angeles is the town of Azusa.

This beautiful site is a Veterans memorial with an additional Vietnam component.

The gardens are bracketed by many stones the list the names and other details of local vets from a number of U.S. involvements.


The marker at the end of the gardens includes a nail from when the Traveling Wall visited the area. I have written many time in the past about how after The Wall leaves it is not uncommon for those who were touched by it's presence to want to "do" something else, something permanent. It honors all who served and the ten from Azusa that were lost.


This is the first time I have seen one of these memorials, added after the visit, that has incorporated a piece of the departed structure. Cool.


This memorial may be found at 213 E. Foothill Blvd.

Next time, on December 1st, we will return to the east coast to visit Delaware. Join me there as always at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from California, or any other state, click on the state name on the left side of this page.

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