Brea War Memorial: Seeking Nominations
Do You Know of a Brean Killed in Service who May be Eligible?
The Brea City Council is seeking submissions of eligible people to be honored on the Memorial. Do you know of a Brean who served in the military and was killed during service from World War I to present? Please help us ensure that all eligible service people will be represented on the memorial.
Honorees must meet the established criteria, which includes having lived in Brea; served during wartime and died in service from World War I to present day. Please click here to review the Brea War Memorial Eligibility Criteria. (Please note the criteria was developed by the Brea War Memorial Advisory Board and was based on naming guidelines from the Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC.)
To submit names for the memorial, please complete the Brea War Memorial Nomination Form and follow the instructions for its return. After review, eligible names will be added to the memorial and recognized a date to be determined.
History of the Project
The idea of a memorial has been discussed by various Council Members and residents since at least 2005. The Brea City Council officially approved the concept in 2006, pending funding for the design and installation of the memorial. La Floresta Development agreed to a significant donation to fund the memorial as part of their development agreement with the City. In 2007, the Brea City Council appointed the ad hoc committee. Due to the downturn in the economy, the La Floresta development was delayed and consequently the memorial project was put on hold until funding could be secured. In 2010, La Floresta project resumed and their donation for the memorial followed. The City of Brea reconvened the committee and began working on what will become an important Brea landmark.
Brea Honors Veterans
The City of Brea is proud of its rich history and the role that our veterans have played in protecting and preserving America's freedoms. Accordingly, in November 2006 the Brea City Council recognized Brea veterans by dedicating a tribute plaque located in a pocket park on Birch Street and Laurel Avenue. The role of Brea Veterans will also be acknowledged, in general, as part of the Brea War Memorial
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