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Address: 4531 Bryan Avenue, Irvine, CA
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Description: Nation's only memorial listing by name all the American service men and...
Nation's only memorial listing by name all the American service men and women who have died in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq - currently 5714.
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This (I believe) is a one of a kind memorial dedicated to those men and women who lost their lives too soon, in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. We found it quite by accident... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This (I believe) is a one of a kind memorial dedicated to those men and women who lost their lives too soon, in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. We found it quite by accident while coming back from breakfast. Seems it doesn't get much publicity and that is a shame. As a veteran of Vietnam, I felt a special kinship... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This site is overwhelmingly beautiful, respectful. cherish the memories of those who have been taken from us.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I witnessed this memorial since its inception, from its very humble and temporal beginning. This memorial does more than keeping our soldiers' legacy alive. It is a testimony of their loved ones' determination to let the world know of their ultimate sacrifice. Like I said we had those unsung heroes of our nation's unsung heroes to thank for this extraordinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very respectful and honorable memorial to our fallen heroes. You definitely feel a sense of gratitude to our military. As already mentioned, it started as a flag memorial during the second Iraq war and it built up momentum into this amazing stone and granite memorial. The City of Irvine also hosts a live tribute every Memorial Holiday, so check out... More 

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Irvine, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This memorial started as flags planted in the lawn on the busy corner of a very popular city park. It was a beautiful thing to see all the clouds in the breeze. It is nicer now as there is a 'real' monument to the brave people who have served our country. Glad to have it in my home town.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I remember the many flags on sticks meticulously maintained before this was built to honor these fallen heroes. The design is simple and graceful and sits beautifully on the corner of this nice park. Everyone should take the time to stop and visit and read the letter by a soldier to his parents ... So extremely touching. This memorial is... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This Memorial is well worth the time to visit in remembrance of recent military personnel sacrifices. It's in Irvine, CA, at the intersection of Yale and Bryan. Best of all, it's open and free to the public. This Memorial is the result of true grass root efforts by many in the community that used this space to honor veterans for... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Nothing like it in California, let alone in Irvine. Everyone should take the time to honor these veterans.

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Irvine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

One day I was running and came upon the the beginning of this memorial to all service members who have lost their lives in the Iraq War. In the beginning it was wooden sticks with service member pictures, area of service. date they were killed. My husband was in Iraq at the time so I walked over to see what... More 

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Address: 4531 Bryan Avenue, Irvine, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine

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