LANCASTER – The Lancaster Veterans Home dedicated their Veterans Memorial on Friday, June 6 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.
The monument, which sits in front of the Veterans Home at 45221 30th Street West in Lancaster, features pictures of every World War II veteran who has lived in the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California—Lancaster.
“They have preserved the freedoms and democracy for all Americans,” the monument reads.
“We’re going to identify a date commemorating the Korean War and we’re going to do the same thing for the Korean War; and then we’re going to have another wall for the Vietnam War; and then we’ll have another wall for those that served in peace time and not in war,” said Veterans Home Administrator Norman Andrews, in explaining the progression of the Veterans Memorial.
“We have intended for this monument to be a Veterans Memorial for all those men and women who served our country in the uniformed armed services, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard,” Andrews added.
The Memorial was built with donations from Home Depot, Lancaster VFW Post 7283, and residents of the Lancaster Veterans Home.