The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla has added five new memorial walls that will eventually be used to honor vets of the United States armed services.
The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Association announced the completion of the new walls Thursday, saying the walls would provide an additional 2,400 plaque spaces that will one day boast the names of U.S. veterans.
“The thousands of plaques on the walls honor the commitment, devotion and, in many cases, the ultimate sacrifice of those who answered the call to serve in the military,” said Bruce Bailey, President and CEO of the Memorial Association.
The construction of the walls began this past November.
The 2,400 new plaque spaces can be individually purchased to honor those who have served and those who have been honorably discharged from all branches of the military including the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.
The Memorial Association says the plaques will be sold for $950 to $1,800, depending on the size. There are also around 70 plaque spaces still available on the original walls at the memorial, which cost a bit less than the new wall prices.
These new walls join the original six memorial walls that were dedicated in 2000. They boast enough space for more than 3,200 black granite plaques.
Some of the veteran plaques on the original walls include 14 Medal of Honor recipients, as well as Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Ford and Reagan, among thousands of other brave vets.
For more details about purchasing plaques, call the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association at (858) 459-2314 or visit this website.