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Building a Park to Honor
All of Butte County's Veterans

A place for families to remember loved ones who never returned home from military service

Next Meeting      Monday, March 18, 2024

Looking Back on Oroville's Heroes

Stu Shaner

Browse this archive containing most of Stu Shaner's historical newspaper columns. He spent the first 15 years of this park committee's existence gathering stories about Butte County's veterans.


Veterans Memorial Hall
2374 Montgomery St. Oroville, CA
3rd Monday of the month
6:45 PM

New in our archives:

Chico's Civil War Monument
Thanks to Keith Johnson and The Butte County Historical Society


 First Flag Raising

We are in the later phases of park construction...

  • Installing monuments for Butte County's 2 Medal Of Honor recipients & the "Secret War" in Laos
  • Installing the Bronze Bugler
  • Installing monuments displaying the names of the 575+ service men and women, with ties to Butte County, who never returned from military service
Starry flag Events
Park Construction

Shade Structure Installation
Began March 27, 2023.
Completed November 2023

Shade structure at night
Shade Structure at night

Funding News

Congressman Doug LaMalfa
announced Monday, December 18, 2023 that we received a grant for $1,000,000 !
This grant will enable us to finish the park construction that started over 20 years ago. We are grateful, indeed, for our congressman's support.

Contact Us:

Daryl Autrey

email us

Park Project Status
  • Retaining Wall 2012
  • Parking Lot &  Landscape 2014
  • Overlook Fence -2015
  • Memorial Tile Wall - 2016
  • Pave Overlook - 2021
  • Overlook Granite Bench - 2021
  • Corrected Honor Tiles - 2021
  • Overlook hardscape  2021
  • Flag Pole installed 16 Nov 2021
  • Overlook Shade Structure  2023
  • Shade Structure Benches
  • Medal of Honor memorials
  • "Secret War" monument
  • Bugler Statue
    • - Assembly under way
  • War Memorials
    • - lists names of the lost
  • Hardscaping (final)
  • Merchant Marine monument
  • Military Service Dog Statue
  • Park Entrance
  • Restrooms
  • Final Landscaping

* In Progress

See project details

Bronze Bugler Design
for the park statue

park bugler model

Bugler Castings Ready

Watch the video shot by Committee member,  Teri Sisino, in Philip Sciortino's studio. Philip explains the process of preparing the full-size clay model of the Bugler statue for casting in bronze by the foundry.

Your Donations

Donations are gratefully accepted.

Donate Today

- Donations Needed -

Donations can be made by sending a check to:
Oroville Veterans Memorial Park
PO Box 2586
Oroville, CA 95965


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We are a 501 c(3)
Donations may be tax deductible using our
Tax ID Number 68-0481839

Every cent of your donation goes toward park construction.
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"No paid positions!"
"No free lunches!!"

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