IRAQ Memorial Photo Albums

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fwd: Jan 29nd Veterans Park Committee Meeting and Iraq Veterans Memorial Dedication Items

Thank you so much for supporting the Iraq Veterans Memorial and the Veterans Memorial Park!  Photos, Videos, and News Coverage of the dedication has been posted at  www.facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial.

 

We are still seeking 4-Star Sponsors to donate two more benches for the memorial. Attached are the four benches currently on display in the memorial. Also, please contact me if you can help us obtain a HMMWV (Humvee) and MRAP as military display vehicles. 

 

Attached is a copy of the dedication program that highlights the many folks who made the memorial and the dedication ceremony possible. Each memorial is a monumental community project and we need your continued support to complete all the memorials in our veterans park.

 

Attached is the 2014 Veterans Park Events Schedule and below are upcoming events:

 ·         January 29nd at 5:00pm - Veterans Memorial Park Meeting at Brandon County Center, 311 Pauls Drive, Brandon, FL 33511.

 ·         February 1, 2014 at 11:00am - The Spanish American War Dedication at Ceremony Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 Highway 301, Tampa, Florida 33619.

 ·         March 1, 2014 at 11:00am - Committed Forces Memorial Dedication. 


Please contact Bob Silmser at Rafkirk64@tampabay.rr.com if you were involved in the attached list of conflicts being honored in the Combine Forces Memorial and if would like a 5-10 speaking part in the dedication ceremony to share your personal experience with the audience.

 

Please reply YES if you would like to continue to receive veterans park emails or if you would like to join our non-profit group to help create the rest of the memorials plan for the park (Afghanistan War, Gulf War, Mexican War, WWI, WWII, etc.)

 

Mark Goujon

Chairman, IVM Committee

veteransparkhc.com/Iraq

facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial

mark.goujon@gmail.com

813-410-1114


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jan 29nd Veterans Park Committee Meeting and Iraq Veterans Memorial Dedication Items

Thank you so much for supporting the Iraq Veterans Memorial and the Veterans Memorial Park!  Photos, Videos, and News Coverage of the dedication has been posted at  www.facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial.

 

We are still seeking 4-Star Sponsors to donate two more benches for the memorial. Attached are the four benches currently on display in the memorial. Also, please contact me if you can help us obtain a HMMWV (Humvee) and MRAP as military display vehicles. 

 

Attached is a copy of the dedication program that highlights the many folks who made the memorial and the dedication ceremony possible. Each memorial is a monumental community project and we need your continued support to complete all the memorials in our veterans park. Please let

 

Attached is the 2014 Veterans Park Events Schedule and below are upcoming events:

 ·         January 29nd at 5:00pm - Veterans Memorial Park Meeting at Brandon County Center, 311 Pauls Drive, Brandon, FL 33511.

 ·         February 1, 2014 at 11:00am - The Spanish American War Dedication at Ceremony Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 Highway 301, Tampa, Florida 33619.

 ·         March 1, 2014 at 11:00am - Committed Forces Memorial Dedication. Please contact Bob Silmser at Rafkirk64@tampabay.rr.com if you were involved in the attached Conflicts and would like a 5-10 speaking part in this ceremony to share your personal experience with the audience.

 

Please reply YES if you would like to continue to receive veterans park emails or if you would like to join our non-profit group to help create the rest of the memorials plan for the park (Afghanistan War, Mexican War, WWI, WWII, etc.)

 

Mark Goujon

Chairman, IVM Committee

veteransparkhc.com/Iraq

facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial

mark.goujon@gmail.com

813-410-1114

Friday, December 13, 2013

Fwd: RSVP Today & Final Meeting Friday 4:00PM - Granite Photos - Iraq Veteran Memorial

All,

I apologize if this is your second time receiving this email or if you requested to be removed from my distro in the past. It has been brought to my attention that over the last few weeks a lot of folks have not been receiving my meeting invites and dedication updates. 

This is my last email blast to get maximum reach for the dedication ceremony this Saturday at 3:00pm. The IVM Dedication is a FREE community event open to the public for all to enjoy! Dedication photos will be posted at facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial

Our Final Meeting is Today:
 
Friday, December 13th
4:00-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial Park
Focus: Setup, Parking, Seating, & Volunteers
Requested Participants: SOCOM rep for LTG Mulholland, CENTCOM reps for CSM Grippe, Chaplain Kennedy, and Joint Color Guard; Cody Palmer, Walt Raysick, Bob Silmser, Park Rangers, Boy Scouts Troop Leader, Cub Scouts Pack Leader, JROTC Reps, 810th MP, Patriotic Riders, Sheriff's Department, T.A.M.P.A., VFW Unit 248 Ladies Auxiliary

Submit IVM Dedication RSVPs TODAY, December 13th: IraqVeteransMemorial@gmail.com 

RSVPs are only requested to reserve seats for our Distinguished Guests, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star Sponsors ($1,000 or more donations), and IVM Committee members. 

Please use these examples for your RSVP so we know how many seats to mark and which section to place you and your guests:

Name: LTG Mulholland
Tile: Deputy Commander, USSOCOM
Total Guests: 2

Name: Goujon Family
Title: Blue Star Family
Total Guests: 4

Name: Champion Foundation Repair
Title: 5-Star Sponsor
Total Guests: 6

Name: DeGrange Family
Title: IVM Committee
Total Guests: 2

The monuments, benches and tiles were installed this week and the bricks will be installed today. It has been an honor to be part of this project and a privilege to design the 87 tiles for our sponsors and 64 bricks for our supporters. Thanks to their generous contributions we raised over $50,000 to help complete the memorial!

We are seeking two more 4-Star Sponsors to sponsor engraved benches that will be placed near the Twall. Please contact me if your company or organization would like to donate $5,000 for one of the two remaining bench areas. Proceeds will go toward acquiring two combat vehicles to have as static displays on each side of the Iraq Veterans Memorial.

The tile and brick fundraiser for the Iraq Veterans Memorial has ended but I encourage you to purchase engraved bricks and tiles for the other planned War Memorials by visiting our website: veteransparkhc.com/Iraq.

Please share the attached fliers, photos, and event program with your friends and family. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the dedication!

Mark

p.s Special thanks to Picture This On Granite for doing a rush order in 3 days and etching 87 tiles in time for the dedication ceremony!

Mark Goujon
Iraq Veterans Memorial, Tampa

facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial
mark.goujon@gmail.com


RSVP Today & Final Meeting Friday 4:00PM - Granite Photos - Iraq Veteran Memorial

All,

I apologize if this is your second time receiving this email or if you requested to be removed from my distro in the past. It has been brought to my attention that over the last few weeks a lot of folks have not been receiving my meeting invites and dedication updates. 

This is my last email blast to get maximum reach for the dedication ceremony this Saturday at 3:00pm. The IVM Dedication is a FREE community event open to the public for all to enjoy! Dedication photos will be posted at facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial

Our Final Meeting is Today:
 
Friday, December 13th
4:00-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial Park
Focus: Setup, Parking, Seating, & Volunteers
Requested Participants: SOCOM rep for LTG Mulholland, CENTCOM reps for CSM Grippe, Chaplain Kennedy, and Joint Color Guard; Cody Palmer, Walt Raysick, Bob Silmser, Park Rangers, Boy Scouts Troop Leader, Cub Scouts Pack Leader, JROTC Reps, 810th MP, Patriotic Riders, Sheriff's Department, T.A.M.P.A., VFW Unit 248 Ladies Auxiliary

Submit IVM Dedication RSVPs TODAY, December 13th: IraqVeteransMemorial@gmail.com 

RSVPs are only requested to reserve seats for our Distinguished Guests, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, 5-Star, 4-Star, 3-Star Sponsors ($1,000 or more donations), and IVM Committee members. 

Please use these examples for your RSVP so we know how many seats to mark and which section to place you and your guests:

Name: LTG Mulholland
Tile: Deputy Commander, USSOCOM
Total Guests: 2

Name: Goujon Family
Title: Blue Star Family
Total Guests: 4

Name: Champion Foundation Repair
Title: 5-Star Sponsor
Total Guests: 6

Name: DeGrange Family
Title: IVM Committee
Total Guests: 2

The monuments, benches and tiles were installed this week and the bricks will be installed today. It has been an honor to be part of this project and a privilege to design the 87 tiles for our sponsors and 64 bricks for our supporters. Thanks to their generous contributions we raised over $50,000 to help complete the memorial!

We are seeking two more 4-Star Sponsors to sponsor engraved benches that will be placed near the Twall. Please contact me if your company or organization would like to donate $5,000 for one of the two remaining bench areas. Proceeds will go toward acquiring two combat vehicles to have as static displays on each side of the Iraq Veterans Memorial.

The tile and brick fundraiser for the Iraq Veterans Memorial has ended but I encourage you to purchase engraved bricks and tiles for the other planned War Memorials by visiting our website: veteransparkhc.com/Iraq.

Please share the attached fliers, photos, and event program with your friends and family. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the dedication!

Mark

p.s Special thanks to Picture This On Granite for doing a rush order in 3 days and etching 87 tiles in time for the dedication ceremony!

Mark Goujon
Iraq Veterans Memorial, Tampa

facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial
mark.goujon@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

RSVP Today & Final Meeting Friday 4:00PM - Iraq Veteran Memorial

Please join us for the Final Meeting for the Dedication Ceremony:
 
Friday, December 13th
4:00-5:00pm
Veterans Memorial Park
Focus: Setup, Parking, Seating, & Volunteers
Requested Participants: SOCOM rep for LTG Mulholland, CENTCOM reps for CSM Grippe, Chaplain Kennedy, and Joint Color Guard; Cody Palmer, Walt Raysick, Bob Silmser, Park Rangers, Boy Scouts Troop Leader, Cub Scouts Pack Leader, JROTC Reps, 810th MP, Patriotic Riders, Sheriff's Department, T.A.M.P.A., VFW Unit 248 Ladies Auxiliary

Submit IVM Dedication RSVPs byTODAY, December 11th: IraqVeteransMemorial@gmail.com 

RSVPs are only requested to reserve seats for our Distinguished Guests, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, and 5-Star, 4-Star and 3-Star Sponsors such as these examples:

Name: LTG Mulholland
Tile: Deputy Commander, USSOCOM
Total Guests: 2

Name: Goujon Family
Title: Blue Star Family
Total Guests: 4

Name: Champion Foundation Repair
Title: 5-Star Sponsor
Total Guests: 6

The IVM Dedication is a community event open to the public for all to enjoy!

Please share the attached fliers and photos with your friends and family. 

Thank you!

Mark

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Iraq Veteran Memorial Meeting Reminder and Dedication RSVPs

Good morning,

Saturday, December 7th, please attend the Iraq Veterans Memorial (IVM) dedication ceremony meeting at the park 10:00AM and the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony at 1100AM.
  
Press Release for the IVM Dedication on December 14th is posted at: www.hillsboroughcounty.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1228

Video of IVM presentation and the Board of County Commissioners proclamation is the segment from 1:45 to 2:15 posted at:
http://65.49.32.144/Hillsborough/9c6724c1-217f-40ce-9f14-44e6d32b636e/BOCC_Regular_Mtg_12_4_2013_AM_CC/presentation_file/mgpresenter.html?Stream=low

Please submit IVM Dedication RSVPs by December 11th: IraqVeteransMemorial@gmail.com 

RSVPs are only requested to reserve seats for our Distinguished Guests, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, and 5-Star, 4-Star and 3-Star Sponsors such as these examples:

Name: LTG Mulholland
Tile: Deputy Commander, USSOCOM
Total Guests: 2

Name: Goujon Family
Title: Blue Star Family
Total Guests: 4

Name: Champion Foundation Repair
Title: 5-Star Sponsor
Total Guests: 6

The IVM Dedication is a community event open to the public for all to enjoy!

Attached are BOCC Proclamation photos, the IVM Dedication ceremony sequence, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Poster.

Thank you!

Mark




Monday, December 2, 2013

Iraq Veterans Memorial (IVM) - Invitation and Key Dates

The dedication ceremony is less than two weeks away! Attached is an invitation and fliers to this free family friendly community event.

County Officials, Gold Star Families, and Distinguished Guests RSVP by Friday, December 7th at IraqVeteransMemorial@gmail.com.

Key Dates Leading to the Dedication:

12/4: 9:00-10:30am - Board of County Commissioners Proclamation in honor of the Iraq Veterans Memorial at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor Boardroom, Tampa

12/5: CANCELLED - IVM Golf Tournament - For refunds please contact carter_robert@bah.com

12/7: 10:00-11:00am - Meeting at Veterans Memorial Park. Focus: Ceremony, Logistics, & VIPs (CENTCOM, SOCOM, Gold Star Mothers Inc, Hillsborough County, Veterans Park Committee, Cody Palmer from VFW 8108, Egypt Shrine HIGHLANERS Bagpipe Band, Riverview Detachment of the Marine Corps League)

12/13: 4:00-5:00pm - Meeting at Veterans Memorial Park. Focus: Setup, Parking, & Volunteers (Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, JROTC, Patriotic Riders, Sheriff's Department, T.A.M.P.A., VFW Unit 248 Ladies Auxiliary)

Dedication participants and volunteers please send a representative to one of the applicable upcoming meetings.

The engraved granite tiles and benches will be installed this week Wednesday through Friday. If all goes as planned the granite monuments and sponsor tiles will be on display in time for the meeting Saturday morning!

Thank you for all your support to make this memorial concept a reality!

Mark

Mark Goujon
Iraq Veterans Memorial, Tampa
veteransparkhc.com/Iraq
facebook.com/IraqVeteransMemorial
mark.goujon@gmail.com