Returning Home

Help us Honor “The force behind the force.”

“Returning Home”

“Returning Home” by sculptor Sutton Betti . Coming to Heritage Park in Dana Point in 2024.

“Behind every strong Marine, there is an even stronger family, who stands with them, supports them, and loves them with all their heart.”

The City of Dana Point is joining our patriotic mission to bring this compelling piece of art to a public space and raise positive awareness of the City’s adoption of the most highly decorated Regiment in Marine Corps history. This enduring monument will honor our Marines, Navy Corpsmen, and families of the 5th Marine Regiment. This bronze sculpture and a granite tablet behind it will pay tribute to our courageous guardians and spotlight the service and sacrifice of our military families.

The Commander of the 5th Marine Regiment, Col Brian T Mulvihill stated, “It is fitting that the City of Dana Point and the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group would erect a monument capturing that precious moment when a Marine returns home and greets his or her family for the first time in months.” Wouldn’t it be extraordinary to have the dedication of “Returning Home” when Col Mulvihill brings his Marines home from Australia at the end of the year?

Can You Answer the Call?

Commissioning this piece of art and the granite tablet behind it will be expensive. Determined and committed people can accomplish great things working together. Besides showing our support and pride in the unsung heroes who stay behind while their loved ones are on the front line ready to deploy at any time, we offer you an opportunity to enhance the visibility of your company, remember a Veteran, a friend or a loved one with a tangible branding opportunity at the site of this enduring monument.

Just as Marine families are “The force behind the force” we invite you to partner with the City of Dana Point and the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group to acknowledge the sacrifices that families make in defense of our freedoms. With pride and respect, please join us in honoring our Marine families. Your financial contribution will help to make this vision a reality.


Please check back in the coming days as we will be accepting donations once we have the agreement with the city finalized.

For donations above $500, there will be professional assistance to help you design your tribute.

Friend of the Fifth

$500 +
Small paver
Acknowledgement in the Dedication Program
Acknowledgement on our website

Major Level — $1,000+
Large paver
All the benefits above

Colonel Level — $2,500+
10″ x 4″ bronze plaque, includes 40 characters
and an engraved image
All the benefits above


General Level — $5,000+
8 1/2″ x 11″ bronze wall plaque, includes 88 characters
with an engraved image, portrait orientation
All the benefits above
Plus a personal tour of Camp San Mateo,
highlighting the Memorial Garden,
the Father Capodanno Chapel, the Dojo,
and the Command Headquarters


Commandant Level — $10,000+
15″ x 8″ bronze wall plaque with 120 characters,
with an engraved image, landscape orientation
All the above benefits
Two tickets to the 5th Marine Regiment Birthday Ball


Commander-in-Chief Level — $25,000 +
A park bench with acknowledgement permanently
on the bench, gray and black granite with stars and stripes
All the above benefits
Four tickets to the 5th Marine Regiment Birthday Ball

This is your opportunity to show your gratitude
for all the sacrifices that are made by Marine families.
Let us make “Returning Home” a tangible reminder of our thanks.