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WWII Memorial Phonathon

May 26, 2010

WTOC, Savannah Morning News, and eMarketSouth have teamed together with the Veterans Council of Chatham County to hold a phonathon fundraiser for the construction of the WWII Memorial Monument that is planned to be installed on the west end of River Street.

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The phonathon will take place on Thursday, May 27th. Please call 912.651.5380 between 4:00 - 6:30PM to donate your support of this great monument.

The WWII Memorial Committee is still in great need of donations for the WWII Memorial. There are many opportunities to donate to this great cause. The phonathon is a call to the community for the support of the construction and installation of this piece of history.

The Memorial itself, designed by Architect, Eric Meyerhoff, will be an impressive 17 foot tall sphere, displayed in two halves with a walkable passage donning the names of the 494 veterans that were killed from Chatham County and maps of the major battles of the Second World War.

The construction of the memorial has commenced. Please check out WWII Memorial Update #2 to see the progress that has been completed so far. There is still much work that needs to be done. Please consider donating to help aid the completion and installation of the Memorial.

Not only will the WWII Memorial honor our 494 fallen, Chatham County Veterans, but the Memorial is your chance to honor a family member or loved one who has served in our United States Military. Engraved bricks are being sold that will be used to build the platform and surrounding areas of the Memorial. There are also many other naming opportunities being made available to the community. Memorial flag poles(3), benches(4), pedestals(6), victory gardens(2), bench plates(16), and stone tablets(10) can also be dedicated to memorialize beloved friends or family members Please contact us to inquiry about these special opportunities. Items are already being reserved for dedication so act quickly as once these special items are dedicated, the opportunity to commemorate your loved one will be missed.

Donations

Donations made to the Veterans Council of Chatham county benefit everyone! We are now accepting donations for the new World War II monument that is to be installed on River Street. Remember, all donations made the the Veterans Council of Chatham County are tax deductible!

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Memorial Bricks

Bricks can be purchased for inclusion in the WWII Memorial to be located on River Street in downtown Savannah, GA.

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