The Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign was present at the 98th Annual State Veterabs of Foriegn Wars convention in Dallas, Texas June 13-15.
VFW members from across the state of Texas visited the memorial display to learn more about the project to build a new place of honor for military veterans and their families in Mesquite. VFW Posts from around the state also pledged their support for the community-wide effort to design and build the memorial. During the 3-day convention, hundreds of delegates and attendees visited the memorial table to make donations and learn more about the plans.
Earlier this year, the City Council purchased property near City Lake Park as part of a master plan to connect the park to historic downtown Mesquite. The new veterans memorial is set to be a part of that master plan.
The public can 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 by cash, check or credit card at Historic Mesquite Inc. offices located at 701-711 E. Kearney Street, Mesquite, TX 75149. For more information, please visit www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org.