All About the Lincoln Veterans Memorial
With Memorial Day just around the corner, we wanted to highlight a very special community service group – the Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition (LVMC). The LVMC was one of our grant recipients this year and we couldn’t be prouder of their mission.
The Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition is a collaborative project of these five Veteran entities: (click for larger image)
These groups came together for the purpose of building a Veterans’ Memorial in McBean Park to promote civic pride and to honor all Placer County Veterans – those still living and those who paid the ultimate price in serving our country.
About the Memorial
A design contest for the Veterans’ Memorial at McBean Park was held last year and Larry Yaggi won the contest. Larry is a Korean War veteran who will be 90 this year. Here is a photo rendering of the proposed Memorial: (click for larger image)
The plan is comprised of a central structure flanked left and right by 3-part panels providing space for 1,800 veteran’s plaques on the front and an additional 1,160 on the back – an example of which is shown below:
The central structure of the Memorial has three stainless steel panels. The top is a collage of images representing military activities of the various services while the lower panel shows images honoring a fallen soldier. (click for larger images)
The middle section has the following phrase:
and in memory of those who paid the ultimate price.
The Price of Freedom is never Free.
There will also be a pedestal in the lower left corner honoring the major donors who have helped make the Memorial possible.
Construction is scheduled to start on September 1st 2019, with a planned Dedication of the memorial on November 11, 2019, the 101st anniversary of Armistice Day, now called Veterans Day.
Memorial Day Ceremonies in Lincoln
- Memorial Day Ceremony at Lincoln Hills Amphitheater, 9:00 AM.
Presented by: Lincoln Hills Veterans Group and Sun City Lincoln Hills
- Ceremonies at several Lincoln Cemeteries
Presented by: American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars
- LVMC Memorial Day 2019 Agenda
- Lincoln News Messenger article: “Memorial Day Serves as a Time for Reflection”
How You Can Help
The Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization as well as a registered State Charitable Trust. You can donate to this worthy project at their website: www.lincolnveteransmemorial.org. Your donation will help fund the Veterans’ Memorial or be placed in the Trust for its perpetual maintenance. While at the Website, you will also find a place to order the Military Service Plaques and other items as shown here: