The Lincoln Veterans Memorial Coalition was formed approximately five years ago to establish veteran memorials at four Lincoln cemeteries, and as of April 24, 2018, and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
We dedicated our new Veteran’s Memorial site on the 101st Anniversary of Armistice Day, known today as Veteran's Day celebrating the end of World War I to honoring any military service person who currently or has honorably served in the United States Military, on November 11, 2019.
Our coalition is committed to raising private funds, or construction materials and services, to construct this new Memorial located at McBean Park in Lincoln, California. Lincoln residents will have a dedicated place to express their gratitude for those who have served, currently, serve; but further, to deeply honor those who have lost their lives in the service of the United States. It is our goal to construct a Memorial that honors our Veterans’ while at the same time promotes civic pride.
We have currently raised over 2/3rd's of the funds needed to construct the memorial site and are seeking donations for the remaining 3rd. Due to the pandemic, our fundraising efforts greatly reduced from March to May. Currently, we are ramping up a donation campaign to help us reach our goal by the end of June 2020. If we reach our goal by the end of June, we'll be on track to unveil the memorial site on Veteran's Day 2020. If the final needed funds are not raised by June 2020, we will need to postpone our unveiling until Memorial Day 2021.
The Lincoln Memorial Coalition consists of five organizations: James E. Fowler American Legion Post 264 / Auxiliary Unit 264, Lincoln Hills Veterans Group, Semper Fi Association, Glen Edwards VFW Post 3010 / Auxiliary 3010, and the Women Veterans Alliance.
Gladding McBean, Placer County Board of Supervisors, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Lincoln have also given their support of this project.