How It Began
The idea for the Moreno Valley Veterans Memorial arose from an appearance before the City Council by Mary Carriere, whose son, Lance Corporal Jason Tetrault, was killed in action on July 9, 2003 in Kuwait. As a result of that discussion, the City Council approved funding for the design of a memorial in Moreno Valley, and a committee that included Mrs. Carriere, Mayor Charles R. White, Mayor Pro Tem William H. Batey, II, Laura Froehlich and Kevin Kearby, was formed to work on this important project. The Moreno Valley Veterans Memorial is located at the Moreno Valley Civic Center, 14177 Frederick Street, between the Conference and Recreation Center and the Public Safety Building. The Memorial is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.