By Peter Day
Hours after hundreds of visitors left Pioneer Park for the morning large-scale dedication event, a smaller group converged at Lucerne Valley Memorial Park.
“It was the end of a great day,” LV Veterans Monument Committee Chair Patti Riddle said afterward.
Several Veterans Committee members were present along with local veterans, OMYA mine manager Peter Sutherland, who donated a large white rock, and Capt. Tom Pinard (ret.) of Wrightwood who served as an invaluable resource for the committee.