Beautiful La Jolla gives you the
shadow of a towering cross. All along the summit,
there are many veteran plaques. Soledad is
truly splendid to look at, as it is a well-known
fixture to the area of La Jolla.
On Mount Soledad.
You stand more than 800 feet high
underneath the shade of a 43-foot high cross and
enjoy the views and splendor the mount provides. You
can enjoy a picnic here, the panoramic views, or
just watch the sunset. Mount Soledad is also a
Beauty – everywhere you look
Below Mount Soledad is the shimmering waters of La
Jolla Shores and terra cotta roofs of those that
are very lucky folks indeed. To the north you have
area has to offer. And off to the east, there
are vistas as far as the eye can see.
You may be wondering just what the cross is and
what it’s for. The story dates back to 1913, when
Pacific Beach residents built a cross out of redwood
and set it atop the mountain. Thieves removed it
ten years later, and the replacement was created
in 1934, which was taken out by high winds in
Soon after that, the Mount Soledad Memorial
Association builds the current cross to commemorate
soldiers of the Korean and the two world wars.
The cross of Mount Soledad has been a subject of
controversy, although the problem appeared to be
sold the cross and the half-acre of land that
surrounds it to the Memorial Association.
In 2002, mini walls were installed to honor the
veterans that are underneath the cross, though
they have fueled more controversy from those who
feel that the towering symbol highlights Christian
vets over others that are there.
For those that live in the area, Mount Soledad and
tourists, Mount Soledad provides amazing views and
the cross seems to add to the detail.
out Mount Soledad. It’s very close to the downtown
area, and it’ll be one thing you’ll be glad you
made time for. The cross is something you simply
must see – as words can’t begin to describe it.
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