The State of California continues to honor our submarine veterans of World War II by the designation of a portion of State Route One (Pacific Coast Highway) and erecting two signs which read: "U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII Memorial Highway".
As the year 2000 marked the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Submarine Force, on January 6, 2000, Assemblymember Scott Baugh introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 98 which served to designate a portion of Pacific Coast Hwy (Long Beach to Huntington Beach) as the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Highway.
Few people outside the submarine community fully realize the full measure of honor and duty given by our submariners during that war. The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Highway will serve as a public reminder of the sacrifices that have been made by the members of the Submarine Service and stands as an eternal symbol that the State of California honors and remembers its veterans.
World War II submarine veterans Herbert "Bo" Bolton and Mark J. Maynard stand in front of one of the two Highway Signs erected along Pacific Coast Highway (State Highway Route 1) honoring our World War II Submarine Veterans.
The selection of this portion of Pacific Coast Highway was predicated upon the location of the WORLD WAR II NATIONAL SUBMARINE MEMORIAL - WEST which is located just outside the main gate of the U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California, which boarders Pacific Coast Highway. This public display and the designation of Pacific Coast Highway as the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII Memorial Highway memorializes the achievements of our veterans of Submarine Service and will remind future generations of the sacrifices that their grandparents and great grandparents made during WWII.
Memorial Signs Erected Along Pacific Coast Highway
The other Highway Sign located in Long Beach erected along Pacific Coast Highway.
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