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City of Torrance Veterans Memorial

The City of Torrance has a Veterans Memorial Wall located at the corner of Torrance Boulevard and Maple Avenue where the names of Torrance residents who have died in battle are engraved in eternal remembrance and gratitude for their sacrifice. The City encourages everyone who visits or passes by this memorial to join the Torrance community in honoring all who have served our country and their famiies. Let us also remember the words of former President John F. Kennedy, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

The Torrance Historical Society & Museum has an ongoing "Names on the Wall" project to document the lives of those commemorated on the Memorial Wall.

Each year, on Monday, Memorial Day, the Torrance Historical Society conducts a memorial service, open to the public which includes the reading of the 146 Names on the Torrance Veterans' Memorial Wall, for Torrance service personnel who gave their lives in U. S. military actions. In 2015, those Names include war losses from World War I to those in the Iraq and Afghanistan War. The memorial service is located at the City of Torrance Veterans' Memorial Wall at Memorial Plaza, Torrance Blvd. at Maple. See the Event link at this website for information.

Torrance City Flower

Torrance City Tree

Torrance Fire Department

Torrance First Library

Torrance's Irving Gill-Designed Bridge

Torrance City Veterans Memorial

Torrance Centennial Plaza

Original Torrance Memorial Hospital

John F. Kennedy Memorial Stone

Seaside Heroes Park

Los Arboles "Rocketship" Park

Louis Zamperini

Little Free Library at Torrance Police Dept.

Ted Tanouye Memorial

History of Farming in Torrance

Torrance All-America City Award Finalist, 2011

Torrance Records

Historical Resources