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Posted on: July 26, 2016

City, East Lansing Rotary Club Partner to Raise Funds for Veterans Monument

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and East Lansing Rotary Club have partnered to raise community funds for a Veterans Monument, which will honor all veterans from the East Lansing community who have bravely served in the United States military and memorialize those who gave their lives while serving.

With the community’s support, the Veterans Monument will be installed in front of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, adjacent to the Medal of Honor Monument that was dedicated in November 2013 in memory of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr.

“Our plan has always been to expand the area where the Medal of Honor monument was installed to honor all East Lansing veterans,” said East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Director Tim McCaffrey. “With the help of the community, the City and the Rotary Club, the dedication of the monument will be held on November 6, 2017."

“We are excited to, once again, partner with the City of East Lansing in raising funds to complete this meaningful project,” said East Lansing Rotary Club Community Service Chair Kristin Shelley. “Project donations will help us pay tribute to all of the local heroes who have served our country in times of war and peace.”

The community fundraising goal for the Veterans Monument project is $25,000. Tax-deductible donations from individuals, businesses, companies, organizations and other community groups are welcomed. Donations in the form of cash, credit and/or checks made payable to the East Lansing Rotary Club Foundation can be mailed to: City of East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts, 410 Abbot Road East Lansing, MI 48823.

View the Veterans Monument Brochure (PDF) for additional donation information. Community members can contact Jane Stone at (517) 319-6809 with questions or to make a credit card donation over the phone.

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