Located on a one-acre parcel of land in front of the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center, the garden was dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2005. The Garden honors veterans of all eras who served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Wartime Merchant Marine.
This initial phase of the garden is divided into three areas-an Air Garden, Land Garden and Sea Garden-with a central amphitheater. A bronze statue of a WWII B-24 Liberator, one-sixth scale replica with an 18' wingspan, is the centerpiece of the Air Garden, soaring over a reflecting pool. The B-24 is pointed in the direction of the old Consolidated Aircraft, where the majority of the B-24s were manufactured during World War II.
The Garden has wide lawn areas, large trees and benches for contemplation.
The dream of a unique spot in San Diego for a living memorial garden to honor men in women who served in the Armed Forces, the Coast Guard, and the Wartime Merchant Marine was fulfilled on Veterans Day in 2005.
Garden is divided into three sections honoring veterans who served in “Air, Sea and Land”. The garden includes an amphitheater and tiled Veterans Circle containing the inscriptions “Duty, Honor, Country” and “Land, Sea, Air”; walkways; and a reflecting pool with a one-sixth scale bronze B-24 Liberator.