Good morning Transporters! Yesterday Associate Member Johnathan Keene reported that he received our formal approval letter from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (MCHF). The approval, signed by Major General John Lukeman, President and CEO of the MCHF, gives Kline, the monument company who will fabricate and install the monument, the green light to start their processes.
We have a lot yet to do. Fundraising continues, and we are every day humbled at your support of our forty-three "Monument Marines". Now that Kline has the go-ahead, we'll start to see their invoices as they work on our monument. Not too long from now we'll have to start planning for a dedication ceremony, one that will honor these Marines in a way that will leave their families feeling certain that their Marine was not forgotten and that their sacrifices as the families of these Marines was and is foremost in our heart and minds as we at MCATA work to make it a reality.
For anyone who may want to contribute to the memorial, here's a link to the Memorial page on the MCATA website: VMGR Memorial Monument info and donations