New London War Memorial Fund
Post 292 New London American Legion voted and approved to open a Veterans Memorial Fund for the purposes of honoring any and all Vetrans that paid the ultimate sacrafice while fighting in any of the Wars and also any Police, Fire & Rescue and EMS who lost their life while on duty will be honored. This memorial will include veterans from New London and the townships of New London, Clarksfield, Fitchville, Rochester and Ruggles.
This fund will allow Post 292 to build a memorial statue across from the Vietnam Memorial at Memoral Park next to the Library in Downtown New London. A rendition of the memorial is shown above.
It is our hope to raise at least $15000.00, which will allow us to build a lasting monument that will forevermore stand tall so that we may never forget the men and women whom laid down their lives defending our great nation!
Over the course of the next 2 years, Post 292 will be hosting many fund raisers in hopes of raising money to accomplish our goal. In addition, we welcome other groups, charities, and individiuals alike to assist us with ideas, fundraising, and joint ventures to ensure we accomplish the ultimate mission---building the monument.
Anyone can make a donation at Sutton Bank by asking the donation to be deposited into the New London Veterans Memorial Fund. For more details or if you have a fund raising idea, you may call John Longbrake at (419)-651-0620
Our first fund raising project is the sale of Memorial Paver Bricks, either 4 x8 or 8 x8 which will be placed in the walkway around the main Cival War Statue and can be inscribed with memories of loved ones. The order form is on the next page of this section, please print it out and send it to the address on the form.
Pavers may be purchased by anyone (veterans/civilians) who would like to help fund this project and not limited to just New London
Pavers are available as follows:
Red Clay Paver 4 x 8 - 3 lines@ 20 characters per line $40.00
8 x 8 - 6 lines @ 20 characters per line $75.00
Special Paver 8 x 8 - 6 lines@ 20 characters per line minimum donation of $200.00
God Bless you and God Bless the USA!