Murrieta Unveils the 1st Phase of the Veteran’s Memorial on Memorial Day 2010

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 | by ge2info

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.)

Project Team:

  • Suzanne Palmer,rla DNA, Inc. ….Lead Memorial Designer
  • Shane Preston DNA, Inc. ….Memorial Design Development, Graphics
  • Bryan Love DNA, Inc. ….Construction Documents
  • Peggy Newman DNA, Inc. ….Photo Administration
  • Rich Valdez,re VSL Engineering ….Civil Engineering
  • Yasser Salem Total Engineering Services ….Structural Engineering
  • Kenny Perez Nate Mullins Visual Concepts LLC ….Lighting Engineers
  • Dan Schneider Cold Strings Granite ….Granite Fabrication
  • Elias Ghattas Cleveland Marble ….Granite Installation
  • Jerry Neely Topline Construction, Inc. ….General Contractors
  • Jose Alfaro Excel Landscape ….Landscape Construction

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.