Visit the Brea War Memorial
About the Memorial
The Brea War Memorial commissioned by the Brea City Council and funded from a community benefit compensation (through the La Floresta development), honors those men and women of Brea who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. The memorial, designed by Los Angeles artist Susan Narduli, also recognizes veterans, active and retired military for their service to our country. To view photos of construction through dedication, click here.
Memorial Artist Susan Narduli's design transforms the front of the Civic & Cultural Center along Birch St, creating a new City landmark. Strikingly lighted at night, the design includes a Dedication Wall, military service medallions, flags of service, a prominent American flag, a Magnolia tree garden, a Monument of Remembrance, Walk of Honor and benches for reflection.
A path made of natural materials leads to the Monument of Remembrance. The reflection of the American flag is captured in the highly polished surface of the Monument, connecting both ends of the space drawing the visitor through. The names of Breans who served in this country's Armed Forces and died for their country will be inscribed on the Monument. "The Monument of Remembrance is lit along its base. The light will glance the polished surface, only caught by the names etched there" --Artist Susan Narduli.
The path is inscribed with the names of veterans. The Walk of Honor is an ongoing community effort, a lasting tribute to the men and women who have defended their country in war and peace. Walk of Honor pavers are available for order to honor active military personnel or veterans. The Walk of Honor leads up to the memorial focal point called the Monument of Remembrance, where the names of Breans who died in service will be inscribed.
Susan Narduli of Narduli Studio is Los Angeles-based and is a licensed architect with an additional degree in sculpture. Over the past 20 years, her public art and memorial commissions have included Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach, City of Ventura memorial park and Chapman University Columbarium and Gardens among others. Prior to starting her own practice, Narduli was project designer at Frank Gehry and Associates.
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