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AT THE VETERANS WALL OF HONOR IN ALPINE, CALIFORNIA

In a Southern California mountain town,
Gentle breezes whisper and the sun shines down.
The rays of sun shine on a special wall
That honors veterans who answered a call –
A call to serve this land they love and treasure
With bravery and duty beyond measure.
A breeze swoops down, unfurling Old Glory.
They fought for that flag. Each has their own story.
Now we HONOR them. Their names are on the wall.
As a tribute, it seems so trivial, so small.
We THANK these great veterans, of many ranks
Who served on planes, ships, submarines or tanks …
We APPRECIATE them and can proudly say
GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS! GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.!

With thanks and appreciation,
Dot Saurer
February 2015

Wall of Honor recognized at ALPS 2011

The Wall of Honor Committee was the recipient of the 2011 Alpine Sun Newsmaker Award at the Alpine Leadership and Public Service Awards. This was the second year in a row that the Wall of Honor has been recognized with this honor!

In addition, Wall of Honor committee members were recognized by the Alpine Community Center, and Chairman Dan Foster was recognized by the Kiwanis Club of Alpine for his leadership with this project.

A book about the Wall is available

A book titled "Mission Honored - A Dream Achieved - True stories of Veterans on the Alpine Wall of Honor" by Diana Saenger is now complete. We are currently having a sale - $15 each or 2 books for $20. To order a copy, click here.

Diana is currently interviewing veterans for a second volume of stories. If you would like to be interviewed for this book, please click here.

Purple Heart recipient Malcolm Farrington talks about his service

Photojournalist Ron Cook happened to meet Malcolm Farrington at the Wall of Honor on the 4th of July. Malcolm shares some of the details of his service, and what it means to finally be thanked for risking his life for our freedom: Click here for Malcolm's story.

Labor of Love January 29, 2011

Construction was kicked off January 29th with a Labor of Love. Our thanks go to photojournalist Ron Cook for preparing this video of the day's ceremonies.