Fullerton : Club Launches Drive for New War Memorial
“To forget them would be cruel to their spirits.”
Those are the words the Emblem Club 469 would like to inscribe on a new monument for city residents killed in World Wars I and II, as well as in the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War.
The club, in conjunction with the city’s Community Services Department, has launched a fund-raising campaign to build a new memorial at Hillcrest Park.
Memorial organizers originally had hoped to restore an existing World War II memorial at the park and add the names of those killed in other wars. But the redwood memorial has deteriorated so badly that restoration is not possible, club officials said.
The club hopes to raise $30,000 for the granite monument, which organizers want to dedicate a year from now.
Residents and community groups will receive letters seeking donations, which can be made in care of the Fullerton Emblem Club War Memorial, P.O. Box 3401, Fullerton, Calif. 92634. The club also is seeking names of Fullerton residents killed in action.