Lakewood, California: Jet on Fake Aircraft Carrier

An old jet-on-a-stick memorial was given a lavish upgrade in 2015. Now it looks like it's taking off from the deck of an aircraft carrier.

Henrilee St., Lakewood, CA
On the northeast corner of Woodruff Ave. and Henrilee St., just north of MacArthur Elementary School.
Lit at night Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Veterans memorial.

Plane on a Stick

A veterans memorial in Lakewood is built to simulate a fighter taking off from the surface of an aircraft carrier. That itself is an interesting design, but that it is located beside an elementary school, in a residential area, makes it an easily missed attraction to casual tourists on the hunt for such things.

[T.D. Eivins, 09/27/2016]

The jet has been on display since 1956, but it wasn't until 2015 that the aircraft carrier was added. Computer-sequenced lighting at night adds to the illusion.

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