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Veteran's Memorial - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky
N 37° 19.789 W 121° 53.635
10S E 597989 N 4132034
Quick Description: "The Veterans Memorial, located on Park Avenue at the Guadalupe River, is an enduring tribute to the men and women who have served our country in peacetime and in time of war."
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2007 6:18:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM2M51
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 46

Long Description:
"The Memorial was designed by the architectural firm Manhattan Projects in New York City, chosen through a competitive selection process conducted by the City of San Jose's Public Arts Committee. The Memorial was dedicated on November 11, 1997.

The Veterans Memorial consists of 76 flags on 30 ft. steel poles, representative of military personnel in formation. They also reflect the tiers of white headstones in a military cemetery. The white flags represent the anonymity of each who serves -- white is a sign of peace. The snapping fabric in the winds, contrasted with the serene canopy of white banners, reflects the military strength which preserves our peace.
The etched glass panels tell, through excerpts from letters home, the experiences of local veterans during the various wars. The figures in the panels cast shadows on the pavement in front of, or behind the panels, depending on the time of day." (visit link)
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Men and Women of Armed Forces

Who Put it Here?: City of San Jose

Description of Memorial:
Surrounded by flags and Armed Forces seals.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

Marker Text: Not listed

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