Memorial Photo Exhibit of California's Fallen from
Afghanistan and Iraq
Sunday November 8, 2015 at 2:00p.m.
Irvine Civic Center
Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial along with the City of Irvine invite you to view this important photographic tribute to all the Fallen from California. This beautiful exhibit is a tribute to the ultimate sacrifice made by over 700 Californians killed in Afghanistan and Iraq while wearing our country's uniform.
Colonel Willy Buhl USMC and Gold Star Dad Donald Trueblood will be our guest speakers along with our local Gold Star Moms. Lee Williams with Operation KILO. Killed in Action Memorial Project will honor the memories of the fallen with his beautiful battle cross memorials. Katrina Magpayo Pesek will sing the National Anthem and another song that will certainly touch your heart. The Tustin Young Marines continue to be a special part of our ceremonies along with Irvine's own 2/11 Marines and a US Army color guard. Jim Ziegler, will provide Taps as he has done for every ceremony since was the Memorial was dedicated.
Guests are invited to view the exhibit followed by a caravan to the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial for a candle lighting ceremony. Free name rubbing materials also will be available at that time.
The Remembering Our Fallen from California exhibit will remain on display through Friday November 20th. The memorial will be open for viewing during normal business hours:
Monday to Thursday from 7:30a.m. to 5:30p.m.
Friday from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
The exhibit is free for all visitors.
Irvine Civic Center is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza on Harvard Avenue between Barranca Parkway and Alton Parkway. Free parking is available adjacent to the Civic Center building.
- Take the Jamboree Road exit (Exit 100) and proceed South (away from the hills) on Jamboree Road for about 2 miles
- Turn left onto Barranca Parkway and drive about 1 mile to Harvard Avenue
- Turn right onto Harvard Avenue and drive 2 blocks to the Irvine Civic Center Plaza on your right
- Take the Jamboree Road exit and proceed North (toward the hills) on Jamboree Road for about 1 mile
- Turn right onto Alton Avenue and drive 1/2 mile to Harvard Avenue
- Turn left onto Harvard Avenue drive 1 block to the Irvine Civic Center Plaza on your left
The visit of the Remembering Our Fallen from California memorial to Irvine is financially sponsored by the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Inc. (a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation)
About the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial
Since 2003 the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial has been the nation's only memorial dedicated exclusively to honoring by name all of America's Fallen from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The names of all those killed between October, 2001 and December, 2014 are engraved in the memorial's granite panels.
The Memorial is located at 4531 Bryan Avenue (at the intersection of Yale Avenue and Bryan Avenue) in Irvine.
For more information please visit www.facebook.com/NorthwoodGratitudeAndHonorMemorial and www.NorthwoodMemorial.com
To receive information from Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial about future events honoring our Fallen Heroes please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org asking to be added to our distribution list. We never share or sell our email list - we respect your privacy. We also never solicit donations from Gold Star Families. To request free name rubbings please visit http://www.NorthwoodMemorial.com/GoldStar for details.
"To be killed in a war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst. To be forgotten is the worst."
Pierre Claeyssens (1909–2003)