The highlight of Operation Remember is our annual trip to Washington D.C. This year we plan to take students and veterans to the city's major veteran memorials in addition to Arlington National Cemetery to pay tribute to Korean War fallen who have roots in Melrose. The trip's final event will be a special ceremony at the National Korean War Memorial, one of the most beautiful veteran tributes in the word.
Operation Remember will also dedicate a Melrose Korean War Memorial. The city does not have a stand-alone Korean War Monument and we aim to install one in time for Memorial Day 2015. Fundraising already began with our first annual Melrose Veteran Open and portions of Operation Remember fundraising will also help us make our Korean veteran no longer forgotten. The monument, currently in the design phase, will feature the likeness of at least six Melrosians who gave their lives in Korea.
We are currently signing up interested veterans and beginning fundraising and research. Stay tuned for more information about this important project.