George A. Ingalls Veterans Memorial Plaza
We welcome you to visit this beautiful Memorial located at 3737 Crestview Drive, Norco, CA 92860. Please enter through Gate 5. Daily hours of Operation are from 10 a.m.-Dusk. For more information, call 951.270.5632.
The George A. Ingalls Veterans Memorial Plaza sits within the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center and is dedicated to honoring veterans. The Memorial features a 70 foot flag pole surrounded by a “Circle of Honor” recognizing all veterans. The “Lest We Forget” wall honors those Norco veterans who paid the ultimate price. The facility has an amphitheater for special ceremonies.
WHO IS GEORGE A. INGALLS?
George A. Ingalls was a Norco resident who died in Vietnam on April 16, 1967 and posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Army Specialist Ingalls threw himself onto a grenade to save the lives of his squad members. His gallantry and selfless devotion to his comrades was in keeping with the highest tradition of the United States Army. As a youth, George was involved with local sports, attending Norco Junior High, and Corona High School. Ingalls was the president of the youth group at the Community Church of Norco. George Ingalls had a sense of loyalty not only to his sports teams, but to his family, his church, his community and his country. Because of his dedication and supreme sacrifice, the City of Norco has named its largest park in his honor.
THE GEORGE A. INGALLS VETERANS MEMORIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
This committee was established in 2013 by the Norco City Council and is responsible for policy, fundraising and capital development.
Ongoing maintenance, facility improvements, special events, and brick subsidies are supported through donations. Together, we can bring the stories and sacrifices of American heroes to life, and ensure they will never be forgotten.
The committee is able to offer financial aid to Veterans or families of Veterans who need assistance paying for a Veterans Memorial brick. To apply for assistance, go to the George A. Ingalls Veterans Memorial Brick Assistance Program.
Upcoming Special Events:
Video produced by Jean Philippe Stuart
Interviews by Alan Aymie
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