They made a choice. A choice to fight for what they believe in, a choice to defend what they love. The men and women who joined the armed services, who put their lives on hold and risked everything, deserve our undying honor and respect. Let us never forget those who had the courage to put everything on the line to protect our way of life. The Veterans Wall of Honor is a space to immortalize the names of those from our community who have proudly served. A space of peace and reflection, of thanks and honor, for all future generations to respect and admire.
CONSTRUCTION WAS KICKED OFF JANUARY 29TH WITH A LABOR OF LOVE:
Our thanks go to Ron Cook, Photojournalist, for preparing this video clip of the day’s ceremonies
Labor of Love Ceremony for Wall of Honor
The Veterans Wall of Honor will be located on the grounds of the Alpine Community Center in Alpine, California. It will share a beautiful site with the new library whose construction will begin at a later date.
ELIGIBILITY: The Veterans Wall of Honor pays tribute to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. To be eligible for a Tile on the Veterans Wall of Honor, veterans must have served honorably or be currently serving. A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life.
TILE PURCHASE INFORMATION: The cost of a Tile is $125.00 each which includes engraving. Tiles are absolute black granite, 4 inches by 12 inches. Engraving is limited to three lines of 22 characters. A space counts as a character. Please download your Tile Application Form which includes additional information. To assist you in deciding how to engrave your tile, you may also download a Tile Practice Form and Tile Wording Examples.
DONATIONS: If you would like to make a donation in support of this project, please make it payable to the Alpine Community Center, a 501 (c) (3) corporation. The ACC has created a Wall of Honor Advisory Committee and will assure that all funds donated are spent for developing, designing, building and maintaining the Wall of Honor. Please designate that your contribution is for the “Wall of Honor.”
At the Alpine Leadership and Public Service Awards, the Veterans Wall of Honor was the recipient of the 2010 Alpine Sun Newsmaker Award!
A grateful community extends its thanks to the following Alpine Kiwanis members who have worked tirelessly
to make this dream a reality:
THE VETERANS WALL OF HONOR COMMITTEE
Dan Foster, Chairman
We are also deeply appreciative of the support of our Honorary Committee Members:
THE ALPINE VETERANS WALL OF HONOR HONORARY COMMITTEE:
United States Congressman Duncan D. Hunter
Former United States Congressman Duncan L. Hunter
Rear Admiral Ted Steele