Tuesday, February 11, 2020

California XXIX

While cruising around beautiful California I happened upon this unusual memorial in Hermosa Beach.

The memorial, while not precisely a Vietnam memorial, was built by mostly Vietnam vets and flies the POW/MIA flag, most often associated with Vietnam. The community was  deeply involved and all funds were raised by tee shirt sales, fund raisers, and gofundme efforts and the like.

It took a little while and some never-ending research to discover that this is a sun dial. This is only the second sun dial design I have ever seen, the other is in Kentucky and can be seen elsewhere on this site.

At the base of the memorial is a plaque explaining how to read the time based upon the time of the year etc.

Individual names are not listed here but each military insignia is featured.

Also interesting to note is that the whole memorial serves as a lightning rod.

Located just off the Pacific Coast Highway it is seen by hundreds of thousands of passers-by every year.

The memorial is located at the corner of S. Hermosa Avenue and W. Sierra Madre Boulevard.

Next time, on the 16th, we will once again visit Colorado, so join me there at 9:00am.

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

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