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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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A Place to Reflect near a good kids' park

This memorial was first started to mark the passing of soldiers in the Gulf War and now has evolved into a permanent memorial. The park itself (which local youngsters sometimes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MJWalsh
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Irvine, CA
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Irvine, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This memorial was first started to mark the passing of soldiers in the Gulf War and now has evolved into a permanent memorial. The park itself (which local youngsters sometimes call "Castle Park") includes a good playground area and a walking path with exercise stations.

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OC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place to pay your respects to all our lost military service members. We cannot thank those who lost their lives and their families enough.

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Thank big10sjunkie
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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Thank Valerie C
Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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Reviewed 25 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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OC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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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Thank Alan B
Irvine, California
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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 15 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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