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Preparations Underway, Veterans Memorial to be Unveiled

Community invited to purchase memorial bricks for those who bravely served our country.

Post Date:10/08/2014 10:15 AM

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LAKE ELSINORE – (October 8, 2014) – The City of Lake Elsinore is set to install its Veterans Memorial and will officially unveil the memorial to the community during the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix on November 8th or 9th.

Preparations for the installation of the City’s Veterans Memorial at the Diamond Stadium are expected to begin the week of October 13th. The date and time of the unveiling are not yet confirmed. The custom memorial is made from premium black granite and will include two monument areas in the main entrance area of the Diamond Stadium.

“We have waited far too long to celebrate the installation of this important monument in our community,” said Councilman Brian Tisdale who served on the City’s Veteran’s Memorial Ad-hoc Committee. “We are proud to finally have a place in our community to honor and remember the brave men and women who have served to protect our country and our freedom.”

The City’s new Veterans Memorial includes two monument areas in front of the entrance of the Diamond Stadium. The upper memorial area is a large, custom premium black granite monument etched with the depiction of a solider in front of a fallen soldier’s battlefield grave. The grave is marked by the rifle, helmet, dog tags and the boots of a fallen soldier. This has become a well-known symbol to respect and honor those lost in battle and is a practice that dates back to the American Civil War.

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