"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." - George Washington

Our Mission

The mission of the Kern Veteran's Memorial Foundation is to design, fund, develop and build monuments and memorials that recognize and honor the sons and daughters of Kern County, California who have faithfully served to defend our freedoms and the American way life.

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The Unveiling Event

Who could ask for better weather? The Unveiling Event, which took place on Saturday, May 28, 2011, welcomed a crowd of approximately 850-900 people. The day of the event began prior to 7:00 a.m. Colombo Construction was installing glass panels that inscribed the names of our 1,010 Fallen Heroes of Kern County. Spectators started arriving before 8:00 a.m. to see construction crews adding the fi read more

The Kern Veterans Memorial

The Kern Veterans Memorial From Beginning to End By Avie Spencer It all began in 2003 with the creation of the “Kern Veterans Memorial Foundation” as a 501-C3 organization with the initial goal and primary mission to honor the patriotic service of all military veterans from the County of Kern. The Foundation envisioned the construction of a Memorial that would celebrate the se read more