© 2006 Cupertino Veterans Memorial -- All Rights Reserved.

The Cupertino City Council and the Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commission have
authorized the non-profit Cupertino Veterans Memorial Corporation to design and fund the
placement of a Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park. This Memorial will be a gift to the city and
will honor all residents of Cupertino who have given their lives to preserve the liberties that we
all hold dear.

The Cupertino Veterans Memorial will be placed on a grassy rise near the Memorial Park
flagpole. The memorial is being designed by
Paul Lettieri of The Guzzardo Partnership, Inc. of
San Francisco, well known landscape architects, and Terry Greene, Cupertino city architect.
Artwork within the memorial will include two bronze sculptures by nationally known sculptor,
W.
Stanley Proctor. The project will also include a semicircular wall with markers for each branch
of service and the names of Cupertino veterans killed in action. The site overlooks the park and
is a place where people can reflect and meditate.

Cupertino's own Matthew Axelson Awarded the Navy Cross

It is fitting that Matthew Axelson is one of Cupertino's servicemen who will be honored as part of
the Cupertino Veterans Memorial.  Matthew was posthumously awarded the
Navy Cross on
September 13, 2006, for extraordinary heroism in actions against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Cupertino's City Council issued a Proclamation recognizing Matthew's gallant actions on
September 19, 2006.   The video archives from that meeting are available at:  
http://cupertino.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=5

Cupertino's City Council received a donation from the Korean American Community on October
3, 2006.  The video archives from that meeting are available at:
http://cupertino.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=5

President Bush mentioned Matthew in a recent speech to the Reserve Officers Association in
Washington, D.C.  
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/20060929-3.html

"We live in freedom because of the courage of men like Matthew and Danny.
And we will honor their sacrifice by completing the mission."



If you wish to join with others in expressing your pride and patriotism, we welcome your
contribution - in any amount – to this worthy project.  A tax deductible receipt will be issued for
all contributions.  
Make a donation online or mail donations to:

       Cupertino Veterans Memorial
       21885 Meadowview Lane
       Cupertino, CA  95014
Cupertino Veterans Memorial