Crockett, California


A Contribution from Apprentice World War I Historian
Donna Wagner

Veterans Memorial and Typical Inscription

Built in 1925 by C&H Sugar, the town's largest employer, the Crockett, California Veterans Memorial and Meeting Hall stands on a prominent bluff over the Carquinez Straits, which connect San Francisco Bay with the central valley rivers of the state. At its entrance near the interesection of Alexander and Pomona Streets is a plaque honoring the 12 local men who were killed in the war. On panels around the top of the structure are four pertinent patriotic quotes:

  • To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. - George Washington
  • Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity - the Declaration of Independence.- Abraham Lincoln
  • We want no wars of conquest; we must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. - William McKinley
  • There are no days when we should be more patriotic than on other days. - Woodrow Wilson
The memorial is undergoing restoration in 2010. Click here to learn more about the memorial and its restoration project.

To find other Doughboy Features visit our

Directory Page

For Great War Society
Membership Information

Click on Icon

For further information on the events of 1914-1918 visit the homepage of

The Great War Society

Additions and comments on these pages may be directed to:
Michael E. Hanlon (
Original artwork & copy; © 1998-2010, The Great War Society