The Eternal Flame at Orange Memorial Park

The Eternal Flame at Orange Memorial Park

South San Francisco, CA May 24, 2013

DEDICATED TO VETERANS BY THE CITY OF SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO "A NATION REVEALS ITSELF NOT ONLY BY THE MEN IT PRODUCES BUT ALSO BY THE MEN IT HONORS; THE MEN IT REMEMBERS" JOHN F. KENNEDY OCTOBER 26, 1963

DEDICATED TO VETERANS BY THE CITY OF SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
“A NATION REVEALS ITSELF NOT ONLY BY THE MEN IT PRODUCES
BUT ALSO BY THE MEN IT HONORS; THE MEN IT REMEMBERS”
JOHN F. KENNEDY OCTOBER 26, 1963

Monday Memorial Day in South City, more than just another BBQ

SSF Memorial Day Remembrance; Procession leaving at 9:30am from the fire station on Canal (between Spruce & Linden) and concludes at Orange Memorial Park at the Eternal Flame for a 10am ceremony honoring the men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much for us and our Nation.
City event – Free open to all, please join us!

Eternal Flame (Veteran’s Flame) – The flame was originally displayed at City Hall in the 1960’s. In 1984, a decision was made by City Council to move the Eternal Flame to Orange Park and restore the tile. In 2002, the Cultural Arts Commission completed another restoration of the tile.

Artist: Chuck Thompson, 1984.
Location: Orange Memorial Park entrance at Orange

Below is a part of a conversation from our FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Danny Schaeffer Glad to see that is still there….


    Everything South City Yep, and too many people never stop to check it out or understand the history and significance it carries. Thank you for acknowledging.
  • Danny Schaeffer I love that memorial….I always wondered how many little tiles it took to complete it…..


    Everything South City It was first displayed at City Hall and then moved to Orange Park with the tiles being restored. An email has been sent to folks on the Cultural Arts to see if we can find out how many tiles were used. The sculpture was to honor those from South City that died in WWII, Vietnam and Korean Wars. As soon as we find out how many tiles we’ll update this status. Thanks Danny Schaeffer. {ksw}


    Louie Dynes I used to climb on it when I was a kid. next to city hall. old police station. time capsule there also.
    SOURCE: City of South San Francisco

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