The residents and the City of Brea dedicated this Veterans Day to the new Brea War Memorial and recognized veterans who have served this great country. The ceremony marked the new Brea landmark, a tribute to Brea’s fallen heroes, veterans, retired and active military.
“The people of Brea dedicate this site to the men and women of our nation’s Armed Forces as a tribute to their love of country and a memorial to their sacrifice.”
The dedication included a flyover, a keynote address, singing of our national anthem, reading of names, a laying of the wreath, a trumpet memorial and a dedication to those in our military that had lost their lives and those who continue to be a part of the community of Brea.
The Brea War Memorial includes a Dedication wall, military service medallions, flags of service, a prominent American flag, a Magnolia tree garden, a Monument of Remembrance, Walk of Honor and benches for reflection. There are five flags representing the different Armed Services and the names of Breans who served in this country’s Armed Forces and died for their country. Inscribed on the Monument are veterans from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Iraq War.
“Here, in gratitude, we honor the brave men and woman of the city of Brea who gave their lives in service to their country so that we may all live free.”
The Brea City Council and Brea Mayor dedicated the new Brea War Memorial.
The Memorial honors the heroism and dedication of past and future citizens of Brea who have given their lives for America. The design of the memorial includes individual acknowledgements to those Brea citizens Killed or Missing in Action from wartime combat, in addition to a universal recognition of all Brea Veterans.
The Brea War Memorial is located in front of the Brea Civic Center 1 Civic Center Circle Brea, CA. Cross streets are E. Birch St. and S Randolph Ave.