Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial, Irvine

4.7
#24 of 36 in Things to do in Irvine
Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial
The Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial is a memorial in Irvine, California, to American troops who lost their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The names on the memorial come from US DoD casualty records for Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Located at Northwood Community Park, on the corner of Yale and Bryan in Northwood, Irvine, California, it is the only known memorial in the United States dedicated to listing by name all American service men and women killed in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Local community members assembled annually from 2003 through 2010 to erect a temporary memorial in the park, hold public ceremonies on Memorial Day, July 5, September 11, Veterans Day and conduct nightly candlelight vigils throughout each June and early July. A permanent memorial was built as a joint community and city project in the same location as the temporary memorial as part of the 14-acre (57,000 m2) community park. It was dedicated in a ceremony on November 14, 2010.
Using our international travel planner, Irvine attractions like Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
17 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This memorial started very simply by a Northwood Elementary parent who had a kindergartner at the school. After a few years of work and help from the community, it is the well honored memorial we... 
    This memorial started very simply by a Northwood Elementary parent who had a kindergartner at the school. After a few years of work and help from the community, it is the well honored memorial we...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
Google
  • Honestly a very confusing location for a war memorial but you can't exactly move it. Bless our troops.
  • This is a great park. Well maintained but it is sad that we need to have such a place and you hope that no more names will need to be added to the list of people who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our safety and way of life. May we always remember and honor our servicemen.

Plan your trip to Irvine

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip