Planning the Veterans Memorial
This all started when James Lee came up
with an idea to have American flags line the street at Central Park.
Funds were raised and 68 American flags were installed. The money came
from Santa Clara Disabled War Veterans Inc.
With this done, Jim started talking with friends about a Veterans Memorial
in Central Park.
Jim and Marlys Lee, and friends Ray Gamma & Jim Ash, went to Larry
Wolfe, Director of Parks, for his support.
The Santa Clara City Council gave their approval. Funds were raised to
build the Memorial in 2001,
with ground breaking on November 11th, 2001.
Construction started in June 2002 at no cost to the city of Santa Clara.
The Santa Clara Veterans Memorial opened on Veteran's Day, November 11,
The first Veterans Memorial Drawings
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