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June 12, 2012 > Veterans' Memorial moves forward

Veterans' Memorial moves forward

Submitted By Castro Valley Veterans' Memorial Committee and VFW Post 9601 Castro Valley

Two years of project design and fundraising have moved the Castro Valley Veterans' Memorial closer to completion. It will be located in Castro Valley Community Park on Lake Chabot Road. The public is invited to visit the park and watch initial phases of the memorial's construction. Visitors can enter the upper parking lot off Quail Avenue; some sidewalks and curbs have been removed and cordoned off to make way for handicap parking and a handicap entrance to the new structure. According to the project manager, grading and leveling of the site itself will begin shortly.

The Memorial's Army service stone is now completely filled with 99 veteran's names; the overflow of other Army names will be engraved in the lower half of the Merchant Marine stone. Similarly, the Navy service stone is almost full and its overflow will be located on the lower half of the Coast Guard stone. Plenty of spaces remain for names on the Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine stones for veterans, as well as bricks for purchase by individuals and businesses. An engraved brick is a great way for everyone to participate in the Memorial, and remember loved ones.

For more information and to donate to the Memorial, visit www.CVVM.info

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