FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT: PATTY SANCHEZ
MEMORIAL MONUMENT DEDICATION
On the 3rd year anniversary of the Airline Crash of Alaska Flight 261 off the coast of
With the support and cooperation of the City Council of Port Hueneme, a beach front
site has been prepared and will have completed construction by the end of this year.
The victims and the time of the crash will be memorialized with a monument of a
massive sundial adorned with playful dolphins mounted on a raised concrete base.
The names and birthdates of all 88 crew and passengers who perished in the crash will
surround the base of the monument.
Local artist Bud Bottoms of Santa Barbara, California designed the beautiful bronze cast
statue. The artist was selected by the family members from a group of 42 submitted
for a dedication service that will begin about and conclude about an hour later.
The monument will be dedicated to those who lost their lives and will also be a
lasting piece of art for the citizens of the area. The public is invited to attend.