University City to remember 10th anniversary of F-18 jet crash with memorial and tree dedication

December 8, 2018, is the 10th anniversary of the F-18 fighter jet crash in University City that killed four members of the same family, destroyed two homes, damaged several others, and caused multiple fires. Neighbors will gather at a local park to share memories, for a moment of silence and to dedicate four trees to be planted as a living memorial to those who lost their lives.

The Memorial and Tree Dedication is on Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 AM, at University Village Park (the Tot Lot park), at 7100 Florey Street in University City. The park is located at the intersection of Gullstrand/Cather and Florey. The public is welcome.

Please note that this is a neighborhood park with no restroom facilities and no parking lot; with limited on-street parking. Neighbors are urged to walk to the park if possible. The nearest public restrooms and parking lot are at University Gardens Park (adjacent to the ball fields) at Governor and Gullstrand.

The four trees were donated by the University City Community Foundation; the City of San Diego will plant and maintain them in the park. Sponsoring organizations include Citizens Advocating Safe Aviation and University City Community Association.  Contact

More information about the Memorial and Tree Dedication will be forthcoming at the November 14, UCCA meeting, at 6 PM at the Community Library at 4155 Governor Drive. Those who wish to network and meet other neighbors are welcome to join us at 5:30 in the community room at the library as we begin our setup. All are welcome. 

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