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.
"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