IRAQ Memorial Photo Albums

Friday, December 13, 2013

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


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

Our Final Meeting is Today:
Friday, December 13th
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: 

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:

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


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

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