First Event Will Be Our Mount Hood Golf Tournament
Donations for this account will directly fund restoration projects and new monument sites identified by the Melrose Veterans Advisory Board and the Mayor's Office. The first project drawing funds from the account will be the installation of a dedicated monument for Melrose Korean War veterans.
Service and sacrifice during the Korean War is the focus of Fiscal Year 2015. Several projects will highlight this important veteran generation including Operation Remember and Memorial Day 2015. The planned culmination for this year of focus is the design, creation and installation of a beautiful dedication to the Korean War.
Additional projects include the placement of permanent flag holders for the city's major veteran memorials, scheduled maintenance for the existing monuments and the creation of a women's veteran memorial that will serve as the highlight of Veterans Day 2014.
We are excited to announced this development and will work hard to put donated dollars to use in a logical and impactful way. Throughout the summer we will continue to use this space to provide status updates for ongoing projects and release our 10-year monument plan as it becomes available.
The first chance for residents to donate to the fund comes on September 12, 2014 when Melrose Veteran Services will host a charity golf tournament at Mount Hood. At this event, we will unveil the design for the Korean War monument highlighting the service of 9 Melrose KIA and more than 1000 service members deployed.
For more information on the tournament, please visit www.melrosevetgolf.com.