The Yolo County Courthouse with the Veterans Memorial in the foreground. Photo copyright Kris Fricke, 2006.
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The Yolo County Veterans Memorial Project is an attempt to document in book form the lives and military service of veterans who died in World Wars I, II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. It is scheduled for publication in 2010.
We are looking for information, remembrances, pictures, or other pertinent items from family members of the veterans as well as childhood friends, people who served with them and anyone else who might have known them.
Also, please visit the about the project section to learn more about our mission.
05/23/2010- The Veterans Project is still looking for family members! As Memorial Day 2010 approaches, we want to let everyone know that the Veterans Memorial Project is still looking for family members of the over 300 Yolo County veterans killed in wartime duty from World War I to the present day. Family members are encouraged to contribute biographical information, photos, and remembrances. Friends, neighbors and veterans that served with a specific person on the memorial are also welcome to share their memories. Please contact the Head Researcher and Author, Kristina Maggi, with any information, at either 916-300-6794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
05/25/09- Happy Memorial Day 2009. As you go about your day today, please remember the more than 300 veterans from Yolo County who gave their lives for our country. You may want to honor their memory by donating your time or services to a veterans' charity of your choice or advocate for better veteran care in your community. Additionally, if you have veterans in your own family or community, consider documenting their war story in a book, essay, video recording or other format.
06/01/08- The Veterans Project is featured in today's Davis Enterprise. Bios are up for the veterans noted in the article as having family members we are unable to find.
Please also note:
The article mentions Medard Tafoya, a World War II veteran. However, it does not include the medals that Tafoya received. Mr. Tafoya received the Air Medal and two Purple Hearts for his courageous actions.
5/24/08- Site created! Please check back for updates in the near future.