The area of Southern California is known for its history and elegance. This is proven by the vast mounts of artists and artistic elements residing and practicing in the southern California region including the Californian Philharmonic Orchestra. The Pasadena Memorials and Monuments are testimonials to the artistic talents of southern California, as well their patriotic spirit.
The Vietnam War memorial at the Pasadena Memorial Park is constructed from black granite with a bronze folded flag on top. The inspiring words "we honour the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of our Vietnam Veterans, we remember those how gave their lives and those who remain missing" is engraved on the plaque. The Robinson Memorial, which has been dedicated to two outstanding sportsmen from the city of Pasadena, commemorates the lives of Mack Robinson who won the silver medal for the 200m race at the 1936 Olympics and Jackie Robinson who shattered the colour barrier in American sports by becoming a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Other monuments in the area such as the Drinking Fountain and the Defenders Park, as well as the founder's monument which was designed by Walter C. Beckwith engulfs the traveller with immense curiosity about the incredible history that follows the Pasadena area. A new plaque had to be installed on the founder's monument as the original was stolen in the year 1986. Goodhue Flagpole, which is also known as Pasadena Memorial Flagpole, is dedicated to all those who lost their lives in World War I. The flagpole bears an inscription that states "In Proved Remembrance of Our Glorious Dead MCMXVIII".
Many travellers from around the world as well as the proud locals visit Pasadena memorials and monuments frequently throughout the year. Those looking for Los Angeles Hotels are directed to The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, which is luxury Pasadena Hotel that affords you the most comfortable travel base as you explore the attractions of this area.
by Pushpitha Wijesinghe