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California Veterans Registry

The California Veterans Registry is a permanent record to honor California veterans, past and present, who have served our nation since statehood was established in 1850. Whether a cook, fighter pilot, mechanic, chief of staff, this memorial honors all our veterans. The registry forever immortalizes the contributions that California veterans have made to their nation.  In addition to being available online, the registry is installed in a video kiosk at the California Military Museum at 1119 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA . Using a touch screen, users are able to access specific information about California veterans and the manner in which they served.

Each California veteran who received an honorable discharge is encouraged to register in the registry and is entitled to list their name, rank, and branch of service. To create a truly living memorial, California veterans may expand on their basic information by making a donation to the enhanced registry. The enhanced registry allows California veterans to include a photograph (preferably in military uniform) for a donation of $35. A 100-word statement may be included for a donation of $15. These fees are deposited into the California Veterans Registry Fund, which is provided for maintenance and data entry into the registry. Additional donations are accepted and encouraged.

The 100-word statement is a veteran's opportunity to describe their military experience, or that of a loved one. The written statement can include such information as medals awarded, duty stations, nicknames, anecdotes, hometown, or other relevant information. Visitors to the registry will be able to refer to this information forever and recall the military experience of a father or mother, grandfather or grandmother, sister or brother, cousin or friend.

For more information, call (916) 653-2573. To submit an enrollment online or by form, mail it to:

California Veterans Registry
1227 O Street, Room 101
Sacramento, CA 95814

* Under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, your generous donation to the Memorial is a gift to the State of California for an exclusive public purpose, and therefore should be deductible for income tax purposes, subject to any limitations contained in Section 170.​

For more information, call (916) 653-2573. To submit an enrollment form, mail it to:

California Veterans Memorial Registry
1227 O Street, Room 105
Sacramento, CA 95814

​California veteran who received an honorable discharge.



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California Veterans Registry