Mesquite Veterans Memorial

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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. A new community-wide campaign led by the City of Mesquite is using the progress made by the Heroes of Mesquite citizens group to launch further public awareness and funding to build a new Veterans Memorial.

Donations

View ways to donate and the Donor Levels available for the Mesquite Veterans 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 hereYou may send a tax-deductible 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 Director of Communications and Marketing, Wayne Larson, at 972-329-8319 or [email protected].

August 7, 2018 - VFW Post 7106 from Ennis, TX donates $1,000

On August 7, 2018, VFW Post 7106 from Ennis, TX donated $1,000 towards the Mesquite Veterans Memorial Project. Commander Don Fritz and Senior Vice Commander Gilbert Wulff visited with Mayor Stan Pickett and Heroes of Mesquite representative Randy Lawson to make the generous presentation.8-7-18 Ennis VFW post donates to veterans memorial

January 16, 2018 - State Representatives show their support for new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite

Texas State Representative Cindy Burkett and former Texas State Representative Kenneth Sheets both attended a City Council meeting to lend their support to the campaign to build a new memorial for military veterans and their families. Representative Sheets provided a $1,500 donation to the project. Representative Burkett presented the planning committee with a State Flag to be used in the project. Their generosity spurred other political officials to proclaim their support and to personally donate to the campaign. 1-16-18 Council Veterans Memorial - Rep Burkett and Sheets

November 11, 2017 - Whataburger of Mesquite donates $1,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial at kick-off event

The effort to build a new place to honor military veterans and their families got off to a great start at the Picnic in the Park event held at City Lake Park. Whataburger of Mesquite donated $1,000 to the campaign fund. Patti McKenzie of Whataburger presented the donation at the start of the event to Randy Lawson of Heroes of Mesquite and Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett.11-11-17 Patti McKenzie, Randy Lawson, Mayor Pickett

November 8, 2017 - Mesquite Veterans Memorial Picnic in the Park concert is November 11

A community-wide effort to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite will be launched on Veterans Day with a free Picnic in the Park concert set for Saturday, November 11, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Avenue.

DHB 3The Picnic in the Park event will feature a free picnic dinner provided by the Mesquite Fire Corps and a concert by the Dallas Heritage Band. The band performs period music from the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI and WWII using original sheet music and dressed in authentic military uniforms. The East Fork-Trinity Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution will provide the Presentation of the Colors. Wanda Allen of Mesquite Specialty Hospital will perform the National Anthem.

The community-wide campaign to build the new memorial is being led by the City of Mesquite, local veteran groups and the Heroes of Mesquite. Randy Lawson, Heroes of Mesquite President and Founder, said, “We have been raising funds since 2010 for this project. It is wonderful to see the community come together to strengthen the efforts to make a new Mesquite Veterans Memorial become a reality.” Lawson indicated no specific design or location had been selected yet, but was confident this new effort to raise public awareness would generate additional funding and progress on the project.DHB 3

October 1, 2017 - Mesquite announces plans for a new Veterans Memorial to be built in the community

The City of Mesquite has announced plans to begin a community-wide campaign to build public support and donations for a new Veterans Memorial in the community. Using the foundation started by the local group, Heroes of Mesquite, the City plans a comprehensive campaign to generate funding from corporate partners, civic clubs and the general public. The location of the memorial has not be selected yet. And, the design and construction plans will be based on donations and funding efforts. No timetable has been set for the start of construction. The City has developed a campaign brand and there will be a series of events to create public awareness for the project. The memorial will be a place for all veterans and their families to be honored and recognized.

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