Dedicated on May 22, 2002, the area between Lodi City Hall and Carnegie Forum has been transformed into a state-of-the-art living tribute to our nation's veterans: past, present and future. The plaza incorporates various artistic elements, representing service and sacrifice to our country. The 21.5-foot stainless steel obelisk honors courage and graces the plaza entrance. As you enter the plaza, 13 granite stones are engraved with poetry from historic figures to local artists. An eternal flame (representing valor and sacrifice) is nested in the center of a 16-foot-high curved granite wall, which serves as a backdrop for a beautiful waterfall.