vanc honor wall /COMMUNITY EVENT SPACE



VANC has been planning the addition of an Honor Wall/Garden, and we are now in our final phases of fundraising. It will be a garden to visit, reflect, remember, and honor those who served our country and sacrificed, as well as those who are currently serving. We invite you to participate in creating our Honor Garden.

We are under $40,000 away from the original $352,000 to completion and a number of community organizations are having fundraising events to help us raise the final amount forthe Honor Wall/Community Event Space. We invite you to join us in these fundraising efforts. If you are planning a fundraising event, we suggest you contact Lori, she can be reached at 760-722-1277.

Tours are planned and will be offered to school children to raise awareness of the role our military play in our freedom, and to create a community spirit of pride.

There is a quote that states, “A Veteran is a person who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check to the United States of America for up to and including his or her life.” That is the courage and dedication we want to honor by building this wall.

The cost may be reduced with generous donations of needed materials such as:

  • Irrigation system
  • Trees
  • Drought-resistant plants & flowers
  • Military flags
  • Benches
  • Metal fence
  • Outdoor sound system
  • Flag Poles
  • Light Poles
  • Lighting
  • Grass, Decomposed Granite walkway and Concrete

Your donation is greatly appreciated and can be made in one of the following ways:

  1. Donate below with the form to help us “build” the Honor Wall/Community Event Space
  2. Write a check payable to VANC (write Honor Wall on the memo line) and send it to
    VANC, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 – – – our IRS Tax ID is 20-5862344
  3. Call VANC at 760-722-1277, ask for Lori, and say you’d like to make a donation

Thank you for demonstrating your gratitude, love, and respect for the sacrifices of our veterans. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.



One of the focal points of the Honor Wall/Garden consists of metal plaques honoring servicemen & servicewomen, their branch of service, dates of service, and comments. The Wall will be placed along the back portion of the stage and can accommodate approximately 500 plaques. You can order a plaque online or mail the completed Order Form with your check (payable to VANC; Honor Wall/Garden on Memo line) to VANC, 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058. You can also submit your order online, bring the PDF order form you receive via email into VANC, and pay by Cash, Check, MO, or credit/debit card. You can also order multiple plaques through the online system.

When you submit your order online, whether you pay by card or wish to pay by check, you'll receive a PDF copy of your order for your records. If you intend to mail your payment, submit your order online, print off the order form after submission and mail it to VANC with your payment. Save time and submit online!





The Veterans Association of North County Resource Center is the inspiration of veteran Chuck Atkinson. As a Past Commander of the American Legion Post #146, his dream, initially, was to locate a place where his American Legion Post could meet on a regular basis. However, he had long felt that the North County area lacked a cohesive mechanism for providing important services to his fellow veterans and to the service men and women in the community, and so he began to collaborate with other veteran associations and the City of Oceanside to find a solution.His efforts resulted in the signing of a lease between the City of Oceanside and the Veterans Association of North County for the property at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. The site currently features a 13,500 square foot structure that previously housed the Oceanside Police Department. Construction began in 2013 to transform the existing building into a facility that addressed the specific needs of our veterans, retired, active duty personnel, and their families.Now we need your help to maintain the building and property, our many programs, and the future goals of VANC. There are many ways to provide your support. From sponsorship opportunities to donations of goods and services. We invite you to call us, walk in for a tour, or visit our website at to learn more about VANC and our efforts to assist veterans throughout the area.