On a cool and cloudy day, a large patriotic crowd watched as the Cupertino Veterans Memorial was dedicated. In attendance were many local dignitaries, active and retired military and friends. The Secretary of the Navy, Donald Winter, was one of the many guest speakers. The centerpiece of the memorial is a life sized statue of two soldiers on their knees scouting the terrain. Note: the statue is made in the likeness of Matthew Axelson, a Cupertino native who was killed in the Konar Province of Afganistan in Late June 2005, and James Suh, Matthew’s teammate. The Wall of Honor includes some of the names of the men and women from the Cupertino area who gave their lives in the line of duty. The Walk of Remembrance allows anyone to purchase a paver to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the military, including MIA’s and POW’s.
The Cupertino Veterans Memorial is located a short stroll from the main parking lot at Memorial Park.