Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition

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)

LVMC Logos

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:

Sample plaque

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:

To Honor all those who answered the call to serve and protect our Nation
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.

Timeline

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

  1. Memorial Day Ceremony at Lincoln Hills Amphitheater, 9:00 AM.
    Presented by: Lincoln Hills Veterans Group and Sun City Lincoln Hills
  2. Ceremonies at several Lincoln Cemeteries
    Presented by: American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars

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:

LVMC items to order

Helpful Links

The Lincoln Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 73-1677611.