Each year, Memorial Day stands as a poignant reminder to all Americans of the sacrifices made by the courageous individuals who have served our nation. Many people choose to pay tribute to these individuals by visiting a veteran’s memorial, and one of the most noteworthy in Northern California is the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden near Mount Shasta.
The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is a remarkable 136-acre art installation and war memorial situated along Highway 97 in the Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. This extraordinary site was brought to life in 1988 by a committed group of veterans and is currently maintained through an agreement with the USDA Forest Service.
With the majestic Mount Shasta in the background, you can contemplate the breathtaking scenery and the sacrifices of veterans by observing the Hot LZ Memorial Wall, labyrinth, and ten sculptures crafted by veteran and artist Dennis Smith.
Here’s our trip to the beautiful destination:
Here is the location of the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden: