Replaced Santa Ana High School Memorial Plaques Unveiled
From the Orange County Register – Replicas of several bronze and brass plaques stolen from the entryway of Santa Ana High School more than a year ago were unveiled Friday in front of elated community members who pitched in funds to replace them.
The original 30-pound medals, which commemorated landmark dates in the school’s history and honored alumni killed in major wars, were pried off of a wall in October 2008, presumably to be sold as scrap metal.
Since then, alumni, veterans, Orange County Register readers and relatives of those named on the plaques have donated more than $6,800, enough to recast five of the six historic plaques.
Donors and supporters gathered outside the school’s main entrance Friday for a 45-minute dedication ceremony that included a color guard presentation and performances by the school’s choir and band.
“It’s just a small token we can give (veterans) today, but their memory will…to read the rest of the Orange County Register story, please click here.