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Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial

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Address: 4531 Bryan Ave, Irvine, CA 92620-2600
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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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Great Afternoon Activity

This is a wonderful memorial in a beautiful park in Northwood. There is a playground for the kids as well as picnic tables. The setting is idyllic and a great way to pass a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
Valerie C
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a wonderful memorial in a beautiful park in Northwood. There is a playground for the kids as well as picnic tables. The setting is idyllic and a great way to pass a summer afternoon.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This memorial started during the Iraq War as an informal group of individual flags and crosses for each called service member. At the end it was converted into a permanent memorial with each name engraved on multiple columns. Makes me proud every time I walk by.

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

a grassroots display honoring our military attractively presented an adjacent playarea beware of an occasional coyote hold on to your dog and kids

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful memorial honoring our fallen US military heroes. Adjacent to a large and Beautiful park with a track, basketball court and kid friendly area

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Tustin, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Walking distance from my grandparents' house, sometimes I come here and look at the pillars. It's cool.

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Thank Lord H
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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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Thank asian2urist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 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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