Stockton Community Honors Our Veterans from the Civil War to todays All Volunteer Military
The Stockton Veterans Memorial Committee was formally organized on February 4, 2010 by thirteen dedicated citizens of the Stockton Community. This action was a result of approximately two years of discussion with various organization and individuals.
It was the desire of the Committee to design a memorial and select a suitable location for placement. The by-laws state “The purpose of the Committee is to design, construct and maintain a memorial to honor all Veterans of the greater Stockton Community.”
The property at 210 E North Ave (US Rte. 20) was gifted to the Veterans Memorial Committee on April 22, 2013. Following the land acquisition, the committee proceeded to raise money and formalize construction plans for the Memorial. During the next four years over 1700 names of Veterans were researched and catalogued for the wall.
Plans progressed and a ground breaking ceremony was held on May 29, 2013. Construction started and the project was completed to allow an unveiling of the Stockton Veterans Memorial to the community on October 25, 2014.
A formal dedication and an All Veteran parade was held in Stockton on July 3rd 2015.
The Stockton Heritage Museum has continued to research and expand the Veterans database. Our hope is to develop a broad history on Stockton area veterans; creating a limited biography on many of them that covers their background, military experience, and personal life. This information will provide a glimpse into the lives of the local men and women who have served our country.