Your donations will help us create a Korean War monument
Former Alderman and Vietnam Veteran Bill Forbes donated a jersey signed by the one and only Cam Neely. We will raffle this item in addition to a game ball signed by Dustin Pedroia in an attempt to raise money for the Melrose Veteran Memorial Restoration Fund.
This fund, newly established this summer, will serve to restore and establish monuments dedicated to the military service history of Melrose residents. First on the agenda is the creation of a monument dedicated to the women of Melrose who served in our armed forces. This monument dedication, scheduled for installation during Veterans Day 2014 celebrations, will feature women who served in wars ranging from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our long-term target is the installation of a monument dedicated solely to Korean War veterans. Hundreds of Melrose residents served in Korea during a conflict that claimed more than 38,000 U.S. lives including 6 men with ties to the City. On Memorial Day 2014, we will install a monument highlighting this service and sacrifice. Your raffle ticket purchases will help fund this effort.
Stop by our booth for more information about veteran benefits, the Melrose Veteran Open scheduled for Sept. 12 at Mount Hood, our POW/MIA dedication to Minor McLain on Sept. 19 and our POW/MIA Day Food Drive at Shaws on Sept. 20.
We look forward to meeting you on one of the best days in Melrose! Support your veterans and the Victorian Fair!