Veterans memorials

Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial in Igo, California

Igo, California
11800 Gas Point Rd.
GPS coordinates: 40.47902,-122.54341

Take a photo of your rally flag and motorcycle with the above image.*

The Korean War Veterans Association, Northern California Chapter #1, dedicated this memorial November 2009, and the keynote address was provided by former California State Senator K. Maurice Johannessen, who also served for several years as California's Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

During his welcoming remarks, McKinney remembered the day, June 25, 1950, some 59 years earlier, when he, as a U.S. Air Force pilot serving occupation duty in Japan, was summoned to evacuate American diplomatic and civilian personnel shortly after the Chinese and North Korean armies invaded South Korea.

"We are here today not to celebrate war, but to remember those who sacrificed and served their country during a time of war to defend those they did not know in a land they had probably never heard of," McKinney said.
The cemetery is open daily 8 to 5.

Also in the area: If you like outstanding motorcycle roads, there are plenty to choose from between I-5 and the coast, including Hwy. 36, Hwy. 299, and several others.

Rick Mayer, well-known motorcycle saddle maker, says: “Platina Road is my favorite riding spot in the country [considering all the roads he's ridden, that says a lot!]. 28 miles, 200+ turns, 4000' elevation change between Ono (pick up a great hamburger at the Ono Store) and Platina (best corned beef hash and eggs). Most of the time I don't see a single car for 28 miles.”

*If motorcycle, rally flag and above image can't be in the same photo, submit two photos: one with rally flag and above image, and another with rally flag and motorcycle nearby. If the site is CLOSED or inaccessible, submit a photo with rally flag and motorcycle nearby, along with an explanation.

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