GRAND TERRACE>> The Veterans Wall of Freedom Organization and the Foundation of Grand Terrace are proud to announce that the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Wall of Freedom will take place on May 29, at 11:00 p.m. in the Veterans Freedom Park (formerly Pico Park) in Grand Terrace, Ca.
The Memorial Day Ceremony will honor members of the United States military who paid the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our nation and our freedoms.
Robert Ewing, retired US Army Major, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Local Boy and Girl Scout Troops will be participating in the raising of the colors and presentation of wreaths.
A reading of the names of those veterans on the wall, who were killed in action, will also be a part of the ceremony.
The Veterans Wall of Freedom was dedicated on Veterans Day 2016. This unique monument is design to be an enduring reminder of the freedoms we enjoy daily because of the service and sacrifice of those that served in the United States military. The monument spells out the word ‘Freedom’ in six-foot block letters with over 1600 granite plaque spaces for veterans covering the front of the letters. Thirteen stripes, seven in subdued red and six in white, lead to the monument.
After the Memorial Day Ceremony, veterans and their families will have an opportunity to reserve a plaque on the Veterans Wall of Freedom as a long-lasting honor of the veteran’s service to our country.
Approximately 790 plaques are currently available. Veterans and their families are also invited to bring a small memento of the veteran’s service, such as a photograph, unit patch or medal, to be
included in time capsule that will be emplace at the monument in the future.
For more information on the Memorial Day Ceremony and the Veterans Wall of Freedom, please visit veteranswalloffreedom.org.