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Introduction
1)
Title
Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross
2)
Town, State
San Diego, CA
3)
ID #
1236
4)
Compilation Date (Initial)
March 16, 2004
5)
Compilation Date (Latest)
March 16, 2004
6)
Site Worked Last
July 05, 2012
Description
The monument remembers veterans and active duty personnel serving in times of conflict. Dedicated in 1954, originally to Korean War veterans, its architectural setting is topped by a Latin cross made of concrete. Today, the memorial’s peaceful surroundings, situated atop a hill overlooking the Pacific in Mount Soledad Natural Park, are in contradistinction to its legal backdrop, a dispute stretching over some two decades, centered on the issue of church and state separation. Integral to the site -– a personalizing charge, really -- are individual images of, with related information about, the honored men and women.
Content
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1)
Self-sacrifice
2)
Men and women in war
3)
Not Applicable
4)
Male and Female
5)
Combination
6)
Korean War ,All conflicts as a group
Design
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1.)
Man-made
2.)
Inscription/Text Design
Integrated
3)
Geometric w/wo pedestal
4)
Stone/rock
5)
Large
6)
Four +
7)
Inscribed/lettered on tablet
8)
Text available, partial
9)
Yes (see below)
9.1)
Image numbering/location
6501-538.1, 6501-538.2, 6501-538.3, 6501-538.4, 6501-538.5, 6501-538.6, 6501-538.7, 6501-538.8
10)
Design Preservation
Good
11)
Inscript. Separate from M|M
No
12)
Designers
12.1)
Designer 1
Artist/Artistic Group: Alcorn, James
13)
Fabricators/Builders
Known
13.1)
Fabricator/Builder 1
GDC Construction, Inc. 
13.2)
Fabricator City
La Jolla 
13.3)
Fabricator State
CA 
13.4)
Fabricator Country
United States 
Setting
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1)
Architectural space
2)
Land (elevation/depression) , Open Space , Water
3)
Appearance/Setting
Completed
3.1)
Appeal of the Item
6 Very Good
3.2)
Setting appears appropriate
6 Very Good
3.3)
Traffic near for access, distanced for appreciation
7 Exceptional
3.4)
Visualization and panorama
6 Very Good
3.5)
Opportunity to view, to enjoy the item
6 Very Good
3.6)
Overall Averaged Score
6.2 Very Good (Given a 1.0 - 7.0 Range)
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4)
Not Entered
5)
April 18, 1954
6)
November 11, 1989
7)
December 06, 2000
10)
Other Monuments on Site
11)
Satisfactory
12)
Community Group/Not For Profit
Themes
1)
MonumentsandMemorials.com Themes
The Cross as Monument
2)
National Historic Landmark Themes
No Perceived Theme Match
Demography
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1)
File Number
100A
2)
Town/City
San Diego
3)
County
San Diego
4)
District
La Jolla
5)
State
CA
6)
Zip
92037
7)
Country
United States
8)
Latitude (GPS)
32.8398333000
9)
Longitude (GPS)
-117.2447500000
10)
Intersecting Street 1
Soledad Mountain Rd
11)
Intersecting Street 2
Via Capri
12)
Additional Identifier 1
Mount Soledad Natural Park
13)
Additional Identifier 2
15)
Man-made
16)
16.1)
Auxiliary support group
16.2)
Citizens/residents
16.3)
Community Group
16.4)
Government, Federal -- Exec / Other
17)
The national existence
18)
Compilation Date (Initial)
March 16, 2004
19)
19.1)
Site Survey
19.2)
Correspondence
19.3)
Newspaper
19.4)
Website
19.5)
Other
20)
Compilation Date (Latest)
Not Entered
21)
Compilation Technique (Latest)
22)
Source Originator
monumentsandmemorials.com
Comments and Notes
SITE MAINTENANCE: Community group -- Mount Soledad Memorial Association
SPONSOR(S): Auxillary support group -- Military Officers Association of America, San Diego chapter
SPONSOR(S): Community group -- Mount Soledad Memorial Association
SPONSOR(S): On 8/14/2006, President George Bush signed into law legislation that conveys the memorial from the city of San Diego to the U.S. government, which will preserve it as a national military war memorial, administered by the Department of Defense.
SETTING: Site Development -- George Dewhurst, President, GDC Construction, La Jolla, CA
COMPILATION TECHNIQUE: Other -- La Jolla Historical Society, Folder 39
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