Patriots' Point stands as a towering tribute to the valiant souls that have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our community and nation.
This monumental flagpole salutes the sacrifices made by our local Military, Police, and Fire services. Their unwavering commitment and bravery deserve nothing less than our deepest gratitude and respect.
Ronald Reagan once remarked, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here, we did all that could be done.”
Within the context of Patriots’ Point, this quote resonates deeply. It encapsulates the immense responsibility and commitment of those who serve, ensuring that our nation remains a beacon of hope and liberty for future generations. Our protectors understand the weight of this destiny and continually rise to meet it.
Anchoring the base of the flagpole at Patriots’ Point are six distinct medallions. Each emblem represents one of the six branches of our military, a testament to their collective strength and individual valor. These medallions serve as a constant reminder of the diverse forces that come together, unified in purpose, to defend and protect our nation and its values.
On the foot of Patriots’ Point, you will find a plaque dedicated to Bob Lucas. Robert J. Lucas was born on June 2, 1925 to Robert and Agnes Lucas in Marion, Ohio. Raised on a farm until his father’s passing when he was just 10 years old, Robert relocated with his family to Southern California. Upon their relocation, Bob attended Beverly Hills High School and as a result he graduated early. His character and love for this great country inspired him to enlist into the Army Air Corp in 1943 at the age of 17. He flew in 33 missions during WWII in both a B26 and B17 aircraft and was honorably discharged in 1946. Bob was a man who embodied the values and principles that separate those who are leaders from those who are followers and his legacy is one we all as Americans should strive to emulate.
Below you’ll find a number of resources specifically for veterans and their families. Click on a category you’re interested in, or just browse the resources individually.