Military / Veterans

In honor of Irvine’s fallen service members and hometown heroes, the City sponsors events throughout the year and provides opportunities to recognize those who have dedicated their lives to ensure the freedom we all enjoy exists forever. Memorial recognition opportunities exist at the Flag Monument at Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park and at the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial.


Honoring Our Veterans

The City supports its military heroes through the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, which provides charitable and educational activities and support for the benefit and welfare of the marines and their families assigned to Camp Pendleton, with special emphasis on the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines (known as the “2/11 Marines”). The Committee solicits private and public donations of cash, food, beverages, and new and used material goods to help underwrite the cost of sponsoring participants. The Committee also holds special events throughout the year in addition to an ongoing recycling program which donates the proceeds from recyclables to support 2/11 Marines and their families and a letter writing and care package project. Volunteers are welcome; visit the Ways to Help the 2/11 page to learn more. For more information, email

Other Resources

Find other locally-based charitable organizations related to veterans and military personnel on the City’s Charity Directory.