Four years of planning and design culminated on Memorial Day 2010, when The City of Murrieta unveiled the first phase of the Veteran’s Memorial in Murrieta Town Square Park. The event was attended by over 800 Murrieta citizens. Thefirst phase of the Veterans Memorial (shown in a blue glow below)
includes a 25′ high black granite pentagonal obelisk with bronze medallions of each branch of the service with a granite flag draped reverently over the top and the WWII Veteran’s Memorial Wall also made of black granite etched with photos of Veteran’s from that conflict. On hand for the unveiling ceremony were many dignitaries including Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth, and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.
Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (middle) with Veteran’s, and designers David Neault, asla and Suzanne Palmer, rla of David Neault Associates, Inc. (DNA, Inc.)
Special Thanks to the Murrieta City Council, Murrieta Veteran’s Committee, Councilman Rick Gibbs, Assistant City Manager Jim Holston, Administration Assistant Lea Kolek, and the entire Murrieta City Staff. We appreciate their inspiration, leadership and support that made this project possible.