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Help Rebuild Corona’s Forgotten Veterans Memorial Wall

Corona Historic Preservation Society is seeking the community’s assistance to preserve another piece of Corona history, the Veterans Memorial Wall at Butterfield Park!

In August of 1968, seven of Corona’s very own had been killed in the Vietnam War. That same year, Rena Parker, Corona’s first female mayor, sought to establish a 20-acre memorial section of the new Butterfield Stage Park with the center piece being a memorial wall.  A wall design was chosen on Oct. 3, 1969 and council approval was given on Dec. 17, 1969. The wall was designed by the Planning Department’s draftsman, Tim Bisel and it was to be constructed out of adobe with three arches – the center arch featuring a bell.