Freedom Courtyard is a memorial to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Design purposes for this project include: Creating a space for quiet and individual reflection on the invaluable service the Armed Forces and Veterans have provided to our country throughout history. Creating a meaningful and informative tribute to each of the individual branches of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard). Creating a moving and educational timeline briefly describing the country’s major wars/conflicts. Creating a thoughtful and reflective tribute to symbolize all Veterans and members of the Armed Forces serving our country in the past, present and future. Acknowledgement and reference the various Veterans’ memorials within Rancho Cucamonga which pay tribute to individual community members who have served in the Armed Forces. To provide a place supplying information on community resources available for local Veterans and families. To accommodate the needs for American flag retirement ceremonies.