Women's Reserve Monument

We are providing a memorial monument to honor the World War II Women's Reserve on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. 

In 1945, there were 18,000 women serving in the Women's Reserve, 690 of these women were stationed at Marine Corps Base, San Diego from 1943 through 1946. Not many people realize just how many women were serving on the base at that time. We feel it is important to recognize this unique time in the base’s history.

In order to have this monument on the base, we essentially offered a gift that was approved and accepted by the Commanding General. This gift, by law, has to be at no cost to the government. This means that we must pay for everything to include the installation. The monument will be placed in front of the building that served as the barracks, quarters for the officers, and other Battalion facilities for these women.

Your support is crucial to our efforts to preserve this history. If able, we would appreciate a donation of any amount, to help us achieve our mission.


Here is how you can personally donate.

If you would prefer to donate by check please make the check out to WMA San Diego County Chapter CA2 with a reference to WR Monument on the Memo Line. Mail to: 


Women Marines Association

San Diego County Chapter, CA2

P.O. Box. 87089 

San Diego, CA 92138

The Association is a non- profit organization and your donation will be tax deductible. You shall receive a receipt with the Tax ID information.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. Your donation will go towards funding the construction and installation of this monument.