Fundraiser for proposed Iraq and Afghanistan memorial

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Left to right):  Jerry Donnellan, director, Veterans Service Agency of Rockland, Thomas Letizia host of the fundraiser, and Howard Goldin, commander of Chapter 120 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Left to right): Jerry Donnellan, director, Veterans Service Agency of Rockland, Thomas Letizia host of the fundraiser, and Howard Goldin, commander of Chapter 120 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

On Sunday, October 2, 2016, a Car Show was held at Letitia Brothers of Rockland at 150 Route 304, Bardonia, New York to raise funds for the Rockland County Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial and Monument.

This Memorial will honor those from Rockland who served in those two theaters of war, whether in the Persian Gulf War, Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, or Inherent Resolve in Iraq, or Operations Enduring Freedom or Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan – particularly honoring those who gave their lives.

The Memorial is being designed by cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point and, with the support of the County of Rockland, will be located in Haverstraw Bay County Park near the Rockland County 9/11 Memorial. It is currently scheduled to be completed by Memorial Day 2017.

The content, design, and visuals of the memorial is guided by, and will be approved by, a committee of local veterans of these conflicts. Chapter 120 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is accepting tax-free donations in support of this memorial and providing a structure through which to coordinate and arrange for its construction.

For further information, please call 845-371-7605 or visit: http://www.rocklandiraqafghanistanmemorial.com.

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