Your contribution will enable us to construct the new Ocean Beach Veterans Plaza. We are very grateful for your generosity.
Ocean Beach draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, including many military families from all over San Diego. To honor those who have served our country throughout the years, a group of community organizations led by the nonprofit Ocean Beach Community Development Corp. (OBCDC), along with the Ocean Beach Town Council, OB Mainstreet Association, OB Planning Board, OB Womans Club, and The Peninsula Alliance have set out to build a brand new Veterans Plaza that will last as a place of respect and reverence for our military veterans.
This monument will commemorate the military service of ALL United States veterans and be an indelible walkway of reflection. The plaza hardscape will be treated with a range of blue tones which mimic the sinuous movement of the Pacific Ocean and its waves cresting onto the beach. The columns will be home to the names of military veterans. Three flag poles are also included in the memorial. The poles are intentionally aligned with the angle of the Ocean Beach Pier as it reaches into the ocean in the distance.
The project was spearheaded by David Martin, a pillar in the Ocean Beach community and a proud Marine who gave of himself for the betterment of all. Dave passed away from cancer in 2021 before the project could be realized. The Ocean Beach Veterans Plaza is not only a testament to our valued veterans but a part of his legacy. We invite you to join in this vision for a beautiful seaside plaza dedicated to the spirit of courage, honor, strength, and sacrifice.
We are soliciting funds from community partners who want to be a part of this significant tribute to those who have given so much to our country.
The projected cost of the plaza is $200,000.
Your contribution of any amount will help us immensely.
Online donations can be made by clicking here
Checks can be sent to:
Fund for OB Veterans Plaza
Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation
PO Box 7787
San Diego, CA 92167
Please make checks payable to OBCDC.
Mark Winkie, OBCDC
Denny Knox, OB MainStreet Association
Tracy Wagner, OB MainStreet Association
Mel Roark, The Peninsula Alliance
Jim Musgrove, The Peninsula Alliance
Arlene Fink, OB Women’s Club
Bev McCalla, OB Women's Club
JT Barr & Todd Schechinger, Schmidt Design Group
Dave Martin & Nicole Ueno, OBCDC