The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 and Veterans of Modern Warfare donated a total of $7,500 to the Veterans Memorial Commission Relocation Non-Endowed Fund.
The fund, administered through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, was established to provide funding for the relocation of Veterans Park from Second and Third streets on Jamestown's east side to Logan Park on West Third Street, near Logan and Harding avenues.
A portion of the donation, $2,500, was used to purchase and install an American-made flag pole at the park's new location. The remaining $5,000 is available to use for any aspect of the project that needs funding. The project is spearheaded by the Veterans Relocation Commission.
Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America 865 and Veterans of Modern Warfare present a check to the Veterans Relocation Commission to help fund the Veterans Relocation project. Front row, from left, are Jim Becker, VVA; Neil Magro, VVA president; Bill Servis, VVA; Tony Costanzo, Commander, VVA. Middle row, from left, are Joe Paladino, VMW president; Jay Book, VVA and VMW; Skip Penfield, VVA. Back row, from left, are George Wheeler, VVA; Larry Nutt, VVA; and Thomas MacDonald, VVA.
"The Vietnam Vets and Veterans of Modern Warfare believe that all Veterans of all wars should be remembered and honored for supporting their country when called upon to do so," said Bill Servis, member of the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 865 and Veterans Relocation Commission,.
For more information on the Veterans Relocation Project or to make a tax-deductible donation to the fund, contact the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation at 661-3390 or visit www.crcfonline.org.