Veteran Memorial Restoration
Organized by: Fund 4 a cause
As our upcoming Memorial Day approaches. We should try to honor and remember those fallen heroes who fought for our freedom and sacrificed for our country.
According to US veteran groups and government officials, some of the Veteran resting places, abroad and stateside are not being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. In fact, they claim the problem affects the graves of American soldiers from all past wars. "It's a pattern that you're seeing across the country right now. You have cemeteries being expanded or added to with less or the same number of people caring for the ground. These are people who have defended our ideals. The way we treat and ultimately revere them in perpetuity is a message for tomorrow's generation," says Tim Tetz, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and former legislative director with the American Legion. When people think of military or national cemeteries, Arlington National usually comes to mind, with its perfectly lined up headstones and well-cared for grave sites. Unfortunately, not all national cemeteries are being held to the same standards. An audit by the National Cemetery Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (NCA) of all its 3.2 million gravesites, revealed issues such as misplaced headstones or unmarked gravesites at several sites it managed, but concluded neglect to be more of an issue with smaller state, county and private cemeteries that contain the graves of service members. This is the case happening at The City of Miami Cemetery, which is the oldest historic cemetery in world renowned Miami, Florida, United States. It is located at 1800 Northeast 2nd Avenue and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, The cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds of veterans from all over the United States, many of them killed in action. Veterans who served in the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War are found here, their grave sites missing gravestones, some with cracked and crumbling headstones, overgrown weeds, debris, subject to vandalism and theft .
Our mission is to restore, protect and honor these Soldiers graves.
The purpose of this fundraising effort is to completely restore these Veterans graves, create volunteer programs, guided tours, educational programs, and inspire other communities to do the same.
Your contribution today will kickstart the program and fund the rehabilitation and restoration of all these gravesites and memorials, our team of volunteer researchers, have been doing a tremendous job at putting together the necessary information needed for each missing grave. We are in the process of acquiring all the necessary materials, labor and supplies to make this a successful turnaround. We aim to have it completed by the spring of 2017.
As a donor Your name (unless anonymous requested) will be encrypted on a bronze plaque of honor for all our supporters who made this mission possible.
Please help us save our American heroe's memorials. They would truly appreciate it....
For more information please call: 305-878-4828