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Santa Monica Seeks Public Input for Commemorative Wall

Santa Monica Real Estate Company, Roque and Mark
By Lookout Staff

April 25, 2013 -- The City is seeking the names of Santa Monica veterans who died while on active duty during war time to be included on a commemorative wall at Woodlawn Cemetery.
A Community Outreach Workshop will be held Thursday, May 2nd, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium East Wing to get feedback for the Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary and Mausoleum Commemorative Wall.

“Although the City has already collected the names of over 90 people, the workshop is a first opportunity to reach out to local veterans groups and residents to get input on the criteria for inclusion and to collect additional names of people who should be included on the wall,” City officials said.

“The inclusion criteria represent an approach that reflects the desire to honor all those from Santa Monica that died while serving in war—no matter what the circumstance.”

The City has already received a number of pledges of support to fund the project, which will be built with private contributions.  The City will provide the land and maintain the wall.

“It would be a nice idea to commemorate these people so that when Memorial Day services are held, people can remember those who were lost, husbands, sons and daughters of Santa Monica,” said Council member Bob Holbrook, who suggested the project. 
The community can also provide feedback and inform us of names via the internet by visiting:
More information about the project, how to donate and a preliminary design for the Commemorative Wall will be available at the Annual Memorial Day Observance at Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary and Mausoleum on Monday, May 27th at 11 a.m

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