Sub Vet Memorial Landscaping

$1,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 28 months
We are a small group of Submarine Veterans who started a memorial project about 5 years ago.  Since the inception of the project 6 of our WW II veterans have gone on their Eternal Patrol.  The last one, our COB, was able to see the Torpedo set in place and I was able to wire the lights to a temporary generator so he could see it lit just weeks before his Eternal Patrol.
  We are part of the National USSVI which is made up of past and present submarine sailors.Our purpose is "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.
  We need to now landscape the memorial with additional lighting, benches, irrigation and plantings.  We would like to complete this before any more of our members go on their Eternal Patrol.  We have 2 surviving WW II vets left in our group.  These men were part of a small and forgot group that held the line right after Pearl Harbor until our surface fleet was repaired and rebuilt.  52 submarines were lost and 3506 submariners were lost. 1 in 4 was the expect loss ratio and yet these men volunteered and would go out on patrols again and again.
  The memorial can be seen at 502 Bethel Rd., Somers Point, NJ.  Please help complete this project in memory of all those lost at sea and those members that have work so hard on this Memorial and did see it completed and before we lose any more members.
  I, myself one of the younger members being only 61 and having served in the new nuclear submarine Navy can not thank you enough for taking the time to read this and for what ever you can donate to help finaize the Beautiful memorial.  You can learn more about the Submarine Veterans at http:// www.ussvi.org or our local base at  http://www.ussvi.org/base/EggHarbor.asp.
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The first of the memorial benches have been put in place. Landscaping is complete, sprinkler system installed. Still have the bills to contend with. Still need some help to pay the bills. We had a coin drop that helped but still a long way from our goal.
If you can't donate right now at least share this link on your Facebook page to help spread the word. We just need to get our word out. Was hoping we would have made it by Memorial Day but still working on it.
Now if we could find a submarine's sail to put next to our torpedo it would be perfect. Please help if you can and remember give us a SHARE please.
First Memorial Benches are in place
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Most of the Landscaping is in, the sprinkler system is installed. Just some minor touches and the benches need to be put in place. We still need to pay the bill. The landscaper donated most of his time and cut the cost of materials so the final cost was just under $5000. We still need a little more. Please share this so as many people see it as possible to help us spread the word and a very gracious thank you to those many that have donated. Please share this.
It's beginning to fill out
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Most of the landscaping is complete, still need to get the benches put in place. We still need to continue the fund raiser to pay the landscapers who gave us a great deal and volunteered most of the labor. Please share this on Facebook and help spread the word. We have lost 2 more of our members who are now on Eternal Patrol, we need to complete this project before any more have left us.
Most of the landscaping is complete
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The lanjdscaping has begun, I'll get pictures as soon as I can. We still need to raise the rest of the funds to complete the project. A pay the bills so help us keep this going. Please share it on your Face Book page and spread the word. So of are funds are being diverted to help some that were effected by the hurricane. So we need to fill in the gap. Thank you all for your generous donation but lets keep this going. Please SHARE it on your Face Book page.
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$1,165 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 28 months
Created July 24, 2016
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JL
$50
John Lohmeyer
20 months ago

USS Swordfish (SSN-579)

JF
$300
Jack Fay
26 months ago

From the USSVI Minneapolis-St Paul Submarine Veterans Base

BS
$25
Brandon Shreffler
27 months ago

SSBN 742 Gold

$25
Steve Woody
27 months ago

Stay true.

JM
$25
jim mcinerney
28 months ago

Best of luck to you, as a fellow submariner that lives in NJ it is great to see the memories being kept alive.

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