Mesquite Veterans Memorial
News and Notes
The Mesquite Veterans Memorial is a community-wide effort to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite, Texas. The current Veterans Memorial, established in 1975, is at the flagpole in Heritage Square located in historic downtown Mesquite.
In 2010, an effort was started by a group of dedicated citizens to build a new place of reflection and education to recognize military veterans. It would be a destination to provide memory of the men and women of Mesquite who sacrificed their life in military service for our country, and in honor of those who have served. Through the diligent efforts of the Heroes of Mesquite, many community donations have been received since 2010.
Now, a new community-wide campaign is using the progress made by the Heroes of Mesquite to launch further public awareness and funding to design and build a new Veterans Memorial. As a location in Mesquite and the design concepts are finalized, various fundraiser activities will continue. The campaign will seek donations from the general public, grant programs and corporate giving initiatives.
A special committee has been developed to oversee this new campaign. The community-wide Mesquite Veterans Memorial Committee includes members from the Heroes of Mesquite, employees from City of Mesquite and representatives from local military veteran organizations. The committee will seek continuous opportunities to promote the importance of a new Mesquite Veterans Memorial and identify fundraiser platforms to complete the concept of the new memorial.
All donations are tax-deductible. The Mesquite Veterans Memorial effort will be utilizing the non-profit status of Historic Mesquite, Inc. to accept, document and properly process all donations. Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation of and education about Mesquite history. Donations go towards identifying, restoring and preserving historic structures, identifying and securing historic designations for properties, and providing public access to Mesquite history and culture.
To make a donation online, click here or send a donation to Mesquite Veterans Memorial, c/o Historic Mesquite, Inc., P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185-0137. Donations may also be made in person at Historic Mesquite Inc. offices located at 701-711 E. Kearney Street, Mesquite, TX 75149. To scheduled an appointment to make a donation in person, please call 972-216-6468.
If you have any questions about the campaign or would like to get involved, please contact the City of Mesquite at [email protected] or at 972-329-8319.