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In 1988, under the sponsorship of VVA Chapter 218, construction began on the Memorial Walk dedicated to Santa Barbara County residents who served during the Vietnam War.


It honors the soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen who died in America's longest conflict which took the lives of 58,202 of her servicemen and women. Each of the Santa Barbara casualties listed in order of date of death, is memorialized by an incense cedar planted on this hillside near his year marker. The extended space between the 1962 and 1965 year markers represent a time when no county residents died in the war.



"The veterans of Santa Barbara County wish to honor their fellow Americans who have served and will serve this country and also all Americans who have supported members of our armed forces since the Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775. Santa Barbara County veterans in passing the Torch of Liberty, ask that succeeding generations who have worn their country's uniform add names to this memorial in the tragic event that it becomes necessary.

Dedicated 11 November, 1997

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