Veteran's War Memorial- Ventura, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member calgriz
N 34° 16.707 W 119° 17.446
11S E 289124 N 3795405
Quick Description: In Plaza Park, there's a Ventura Veteran's War Memorial. Spanish bronze canon, amazingly etched with Manilla, July 14 1798, Philipines, St Buenaventura, 1898-1902.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 1:21:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM84BK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 10

Long Description:
On the southern end of Plaza Park edge along Thompson Blvd, Ventura Veteran's War Memorial consists of largely massive bronze Spanish war canon. On it is etched "Manilla, July 14 1798 Philipines, St Buenaventura, 1898-1902." This is a very old monument since Ventura is a very old city and memorializes the War with Spain, Phillipine insurection, China Relief and obvious others. There is a American flagpole at the monument.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
War with Spain, Phillipine insurection, China Relief, WW1, and WW2.

In Honor Of: Dedicated to the memory of those sons of Ventura.

Marker Text:
"Dedicated to the memory of those sons of Ventura who have given their lives in their country's service".

Date of dedication: 1902

Who Put it Here?: Ventura City council

Description of Memorial:
A massive Spanish bronze canon sits on a 5 pointed star cement base with small rocks at each star-point with the dates of many United Sates wars with names and dates on them.

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