ARIZONA’S WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL UPDATE #4

A CALL TO ACTION

AS OF APRIL 30, 2018

Fellow Arizona Veterans,

Again, thank you for your interest and support in assisting to restore the Arizona World War I Memorial which honors the 127 Arizona service members who were lost in that conflict. The WWI Memorial is located in Wesley Bolin Plaza near the State Capitol in Phoenix.

As reported from the floor of the April 7, UAV meeting, we expected to exceed our donation goal of $5000. The cutoff for donations was established as April 30. As of that date we have received a total of $5, 309. 00, for work on the project. This total does not include funds ($2000) pending from the Governor’s Office. In addition to donors identified previously, our thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Phil Hanson, Mr. &Mrs. Robert Welch, Headquarters Veterans of Foreign Wars Arizona, Dr. & Mrs. Juan Gurule, Jewish War Veterans, Mr. & Mrs. Don Seago, Merrill Mitchell Post #39 (TAL), Ferguson Trust, Apache Trail Chapter MOWW, Gold Star Wives, and Corte Bella Vets for their support and generosity. Special thanks to Jim Denzien, UAV Treasurer,for receipt and documentation of all donations.

Moving on to the next phase of the project, Committee member David Lucier is leading the effort to prepare sketches of proposed upgrades to the WWI Memorial and site. We expect to have that action, along with costestimates, completed and available for your review in the next few weeks. The Committee (David Lucier, Lea Seago, & Reggie Yates) welcomes a fourth member, Dr. Jeanne Blaes, AUSA, who brings a considerable amount of artistic and organizational skills as well as experience to the team.

Please keep these important considerations in mind:

1. Donations will not be attributable, therefore, there should be no expectation that names of organizations or individuals will be included based upon a monetary donation.
2. Excess funds, if any, from this initiative will be used for the maintenance and security of the WWI Memorial.

We respectfully request that you direct questions or requests for information to Reggie Yates at RY173ABN