Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

San Diego is home to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, a memorial dedicated to the memory of those men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. The memorial is one of the largest in the United States and was built to memorialize the soldiers who served in the United States military forces.

The memorial is located on Mount Soledad, a prominent hill in San Diego's La Jolla neighborhood. The original purpose of the memorial was to honor the Korean War generation. It was made universal in 2002 to cover all military personnel. By 2016, the memorial had been transformed into a national veterans memorial under the purview of the Department of Defense, and the cross had been transferred to a non-governmental organization.

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Monument has grown over the years to become a major tourist destination and a sacred site for America's war heroes. The memorial consists of a central cross, walls covered in plaques with veterans' names and pictures on them, a courtyard with flags, and benches. Anybody visiting this memorial will get a gist of patriotism.

How to explore Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial?

  • The views from the top of Mt. Soledad is spectacular, portraying the entire city of San Diego, from the shore to the downtown center. Walking around the memorial grounds is a great way for you to bask in the glory of the beautiful surroundings.
  • The center offers an opportunity to pay your respects at the memorial and read more about the sacrifices made by the veterans by visiting the memorial's plaque walls. The walls feature the photographs and names of more than 3,500 service members.
  • The monument hosts numerous ceremonies throughout the year, including those honoring Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Christmas, and Easter. You can participate in these ceremonies to experience the culture this city behold.
  • The memorial hosts numerous ceremonies throughout the year, including those honoring Memorial Day, Christmas, Easter, and Veterans Day. To truly experience the culture this city beholds, you can participate in these ceremonies.
  • Visit San Diego's La Jolla neighborhood where the memorial sits. It is home to some of the city's finest restaurants and stores. Shop or dine, this neighborhood is worth the visit after you have visited the memorial.

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Address of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

6905 La Jolla Scenic S Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Opening & Closing time of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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