Enduring Heroes pays tribute to Pasadena’s warrior heroes who gave their lives serving our country, and builds awareness and appreciation for our veterans and Armed Service members. The Enduring Heroes Memorial sits on Defenders Parkway at the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevards in Pasadena. The eight-foot bronze sculpture depicts a soldier triumphantly waving the United States flag and bears the names of 11 Hometown Heroes who gave their lives to protect our nation. Created by local sculptor Christopher Slatoff, the monument is the result of an intensive planning and design process led by the Enduring Heroes committee and a group of Pasadena Gold Star families. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.
Enduring Heroes continues its mission to honor warrior heroes and recognize Greater Pasadena’s local veterans. We provide improvements and ongoing maintenance for the monument and grounds, lay memorial wreaths and host special events, and plan to launch an Enduring Heroes website to educate visitors about the monument and the heroes who gave their lives to keep us safe.
Watch a video about the project below.
The primary goals for Enduring Heroes are: