Veterans Association of North County | Honor Garden
A Resource Center for active duty, Veteran, retiree, Reserve, Guard, and their spouse.
Veterans Association of North County,VANC,VANC Resource Center,Chuck Atkinson,Veterans Resource Center,Oceanside CA,1617 Mission Avenue
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Honor Garden

VANC has been planning the addition of an Honor Garden, and we now have a beautiful architectural plan that includes a Memorial Wall. It will be a garden to visit, reflect, remember, and honor those who served our country and sacrificed, as well as those who are currently serving. We invite you to participate in creating our Honor Garden.


A number of community organizations are having fundraising events to help us raise $400,000 to begin building our Honor Garden. We invite you to join us in these fundraising efforts. If you are planning a fundraising event, we suggest you contact our Event Coordinator/Planner, Suzanne, in order to minimize any conflicting dates. Suzanne can be reached at 760-717-3100.


Tours are planned and will be offered to school children to raise awareness of the role our military play in our freedom, and to create a community spirit of pride.


There is a quote that states, “A Veteran is a person who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check to the United States of America for up to and including his or her life.” That is the courage and dedication we want to honor by building this garden.


The City of Oceanside supports our plan, and some supporters have launched fundraising campaigns to raise a portion of the needed $400,000 to begin construction. The cost may be reduced with generous donations of needed materials such as:


  • Irrigation system
  • Trees
  • Drought-resistant plants & flowers
  • A fountain, rocks, or stones for a babbling brook
  • Statuary
  • Military flags
  • Benches
  • Metal fence
  • Outdoor sound system


Your donation is greatly appreciated and can be made in one of the following ways:


  1. Click the “Donate” button below to help us “build” the Honor Garden
  2. Write a check payable to VANC (write Honor Garden on the memo line) and send it to
    VANC, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 – – – our IRS Tax ID is 20-5862344
  3. Call VANC at 760-722-1277, ask for Chuck, and say you’d like to make a donation


Thank you for demonstrating your gratitude, love, and respect for the sacrifices of our veterans. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Your donation will help “build” the Honor Garden

Submit A Donation for the Honor Garden Here:

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One of the focal points of the Honor Garden is the Memorial Wall, which consists of metal plaques honoring servicemen & servicewomen, their branch of service, dates of service, and comments. The Memorial Wall will be placed along the back portion of the stage and can accommodate approximately 500 plaques. Click the link below to view/print the Program Information flyer about the plaques.


Click HERE to print the Program Information flyer which explains the plaques / prices / sizes


>> The Plaque Order Forms will enable you to personalize your Memorial Plaque <<<


Click HERE for the 8×3 & 8×4 Standard Order Forms (print the form and complete by hand)


Click HERE for the 8×8 Custom Order Form (print the form and complete by hand)


Click HERE for the 8×12 Custom Order Form (print the form and complete by hand)


Fill in the appropriate boxes to identify an honoree by branch, name, service dates, and add your personal comments, then do one of the following:


1. mail the completed Order Form with your check (payable to VANC; Honor Garden on Memo line)
VANC, 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058




2. bring the completed order form to VANC and pay by Cash, Check, MO, or credit/debit card