Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and to commemerate our heroes of war, the Encinitas Veterans of Foreign Wars and Amercan Legion members will be celebrating at the Veteran's Memorial Wall at Cottonwood Creek Park at 11am. They will be honoring the Encinitas area veterans and their families, and there will be an open house at the Amercan Legion VFW Post immediately following the ceremony.
The Veteran's Memorial Wall opened in Cottonwood Creek in early December, 2010. Veteran's had been asking for a place to contemplate and have ceremonies that would take them out of the cemetaries. The wall was designed to look like a waving American flag with both ends of the wall left unfinished to represent the unfinished lives of those who have perished in the line of duty.
The water feature is a monolith that has a circulating water pump that sheds “tears.” The wall represents the masses with each stone a face of one who stands in harm’s way.
There is a plaque that reads, “Dedicated to all those who served in the Armed Forces of our country. May we never forget their unselfish devotion to the cause of freedom".
Cottonwood Creek Park is at Encinitas Boulevard and Vulcan Avenue.