When I planned my trip to San Diego, 4 main places to explore in the city were Old Town, Sea World, San Diego Zoo & Midway Aircraft Museum, apart from it's beautiful beaches. And when we walked to Midway Aircraft Museum in morning, we had some time to explore areas around as there was time for museum to open. Then we noticed Unconditional Surrender Statue which is just front of Midway Aircraft Museum.
There is a very interesting place, with interesting facts. This is a series of statues in different cities of USA - Sarasota, New Jersey, Pearl Harbor & New York. Apart from these there is one in Italy and one in France. More details about these statues can be seen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconditional_Surrender_(sculpture)
Just close to Unconditional Surrender Statue in San Diego there is another park with few installations of soldiers. Above photograph shows statue of Clinton A.F. Sprague who was vice admiral in United States Navy. Above statue also has list of awards he got. He was part of World-War 1 as well as World War 2.
There is a cool setup with audio commentary which gives you some sense about the way USN used to operate during World War 2 and how they executed. There are many who lost their lives and it was also shares about some speeches by Clinton A. F. Sprague.
Both the Surrender Statue as well as the park dedicated to warriors are close to the blue ocean. Lot of folks can be seen around this place, especially during mornings and evenings. There is no ticket and entry is open. This doll was roaming around the place and her mom was little worried so she politely made her sit on the bench.
After roaming around this place it was time to move towards Midway Aircraft Museum. Opening time of this museum is 10am. This was part of our Go-Card pass so we didn't have to queue up for ticket.
If you plan to visit Midway Aircraft Museum, do also plan Unconditional Surrender Statue and if you love getting clicked, this is one of the most popular place in San Diego to get a photograph clicked.