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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, December 18, 2023

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.

Meetings have resumed

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 Keith Johnson and The Butte County Historical Society


 First Flag Raising

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

  • Installing shade structure on the overlook
  • 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.

Shade Structure begins
shade framework

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
  • Medal of Honor memorials
  • "Secret War" monument
  • Bugler Statue
    • - Assembly under way
  • Hardscaping (final)
  • 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 needed for the granite monuments displaying the names of Butte County's service men and women who had their lives taken from them while serving in the military.

Grants typically won't pay for monuments, so we need monies from non-grant sources to fund them.

Donate Today


Tile Wall at night

Virtual Memorial Wall
Find a name on the Wall

A 2nd Memorial Tile Wall ?
Supporters have been asking ...
more info

- 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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