Greetings, the Veterans Memorial Committee has been hard at work planning and preparing for the ground breaking set for this weekend, Saturday March 3rd 1:00 at the Castro Valley Community Center on Lake Chabot Rd.
I have attached a YouTube video for you to preview the Memorial. Please come out and celebrate with us this Saturday.
It's not too late to get your name engraved on the Memorial, we offer the following opportunities for Donors.
Granite Stones for each Branch of Service
Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Yes we felt strongly that we should Honor the Sacrifice of our Merchant Marines...These Stones are reserved for Active Military and Veterans only; for a donation of only $200 you can have your name, a relative or friends name engraved on their Service Stone. Each Donor is given 20 characters (a space counts as one) you may place name, rank, years served, an abbreviation for the War era however you choose within the space provided.
Bricks are available to anyone, Veteran or general public; for a donation of $100 you may place your name, business name or a respectful message to honor and thank the Veterans. The bricks have 3 lines with 14 characters per line (a space counts as one).
Bronze, Silver & Gold Sponsors
This is primarily intended for businesses or organizations but is available to anyone; for a donation of $1000. / $2000 or $3000 respectively you will be listed as a sponsor on the back or the entrance stone. There will be ample spaces for you to place your business or family name.
For information about the memorial, contact information or to complete your donor application on-line & donate with PayPal go to CVVM.info
We will also have souvenir items and donor applications at the ground breaking this Saturday. Bring your checkbook.
One final item; Bob Pirone is looking for a volunteer to assist with publishing a short book about the Memorial. If anyone is interested in helping Bob you can contact him at 510 418-6311 or e-mail at email@example.com