This Little-Known Danville Rose Garden is the Perfect Spot to Honor Veterans Day

Looking for an uplifting place to honor America’s veterans this Veterans Day? There’s a beautiful little garden of roses in Danville, California that even most locals don’t know about. And it’s dedicated entirely to honoring America’s veterans.

This unique garden is located in a small circular area within the parking lot of Osage Station Park in Danville.

It consists of around 30 beautiful rose bushes that are maintained by volunteers and professional gardeners from the city.

Most people either overlook this garden, or don’t realize its significance. But if you stop for a moment to read the plaque, you’ll realize that it’s a beautiful, living tribute to veterans.

The rose bushes were planted in 2000 and bloom around Veterans Day each year. They’re meant to honor the bravery and sacrifices of veterans, both past, present and future, as the plaque explains.

While Osage Station has rose bushes in every shade of the rainbow, the bushes in this unique grove are only red. Again, that’s meant as a tribute to veterans, and especially to our fallen veterans.

This secret little garden is the perfect place to visit this Veterans Day. Perhaps place a wreath, or take the veteran in your life for a stroll through the park.

Thanks to all those who serve!

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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