Since 1954, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial has been honoring veterans from the Revolutionary War to the current war on terror at the top of San Diego's iconic coastal peak of Mt. Soledad. From the Memorial, you can experience the breathtaking 360-degree views of San Diego. Beneath a 29-foot tall cross, nearly 6,000 black granite plaques commemorate those who have proudly served our nation and helped preserve our freedoms.
70 years later, we remain committed to our mission of telling their stories and preserving their legacies. 70 years later, we remain 100% privately funded, open to the public, at no charge. Come visit Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and experience what we have, because of what they gave.
Considered one of the most unique veterans memorials in America. The only memorial that honors veterans, living or deceased, from the revolutionary war to the current war on terror, with an image of the veteran.
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial has stood at the height of San Diego since 1954. It has gone through many trials to be what it is today—A Beacon of Freedom. Thousands of people that stood before our memorial were able to honor and recognize the thousands of military men and women who sacrificed for this country. We have the unique duty to create plaques for all military people—living or deceased—so that all members of the armed forces can be thanked for their service. Those who are recognized have served the Revolutionary War, both World Wars, and even today’s War on Terror.
Every plaque lists each veteran’s or serviceperson’s accomplishments during their term. If not for their hard work and love of our country, we would be barren of witnessing such selfless courage and dedicated heroism. We, as a memorial and country, are founded on their service.
Visiting Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial commemorates the sacrifices made not only by servicemembers, but also by the people who have kept Mt. Soledad Memorial operating. Our volunteers and ever generous donators are another reason the memorial has continued to operate. They have kept the plaques clean, parking lots trash free, and our presence known.
We hope to see you at the Veterans Memorial!
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