1. FIVE YEARS IN IRAQ. BEGINNING OF YEAR SIX
As we start planning for the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, we would like to involve you and the rest of our community in our plans.
In the past, we have displayed the panels of the Honor the Fallen Memorial indoors. This year, weather permitting, we hope that our East End friends and neighbors will participate in an outdoor event, with one or two people holding each panel for one to two hours.
Details are still tentative and we are open to suggestions.
At the moment, we plan to meet on Saturday, March 22 from 1-3 pm at a suitable gathering place (to be determined) on Main Road in Southold Township .
We need your participation if we are to display the Memorial panels with the honor, respect and dignity they deserve.
Please email us at email@example.com to give us an early indication of your participation.
2. UPGRADING THE PANELS
After three years of displaying the panels at numerous indoor and outdoor events, the panels are looking weathered, shabby and generally not appropriate to the memorial they serve.
Accordingly, the NFPOC board has decided that our primary focus for 2008 will be to obtain funds for renovating the panels to facilitate display, storage and transportation. We are applying for grants and would welcome your suggestions or donations. We hope to raise a minimum of $15,000 so we can continue our work until the troops are withdrawn and return home.
We welcome your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.