Donor acknowledgements

The FLEA MARKET in Downtown Farmington (just north of Oak Street between 3rd & 4th Streets) takes place on the 4th Saturday of each month for May, June, July and August . Hours are 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Each vendor pays a fee to participate in each week’s market and they can choose among 3 local charities that will receive their fee. We received $650 from this local effort to date to be used toward matching the Rotary Club challenge of matching up to $10,000 toward the purchase and installation of a saluting soldier in the Farmington Veterans Memorial. Janie Tutewohl of the Keller-Williams real estate office in Farmington organized this event.

Anchor Bank of Farmington pledged $1,000 toward the Rotary Club’s challenge to match up to $10,000 toward the purchase and installation of the life-sized soldier in the center of the Memorial. This will be Anchor Bank’s third gift toward the Veterans Memorial project.

Thank You to the Dakota Electric that donated $1,000. That Money will go towards the Farmington Rotary Clubs $10,000 matching funds grant. Thanks to All again for your support

Thank You to the Dakota County Two-Cylinder Club that donated $1,000. That Money will go towards the Farmington Rotary Clubs $10,000 matching funds grant. If you are wanting to donate or are aware of any businesses looking to donate now it the time to double your donation. Thanks to All again for your support

Everyone an update on the Memorial!!! We are working on funds for the Bronze Statue. As of right now the price will be $55,000 plus depending on what we get and who we get it from. The local businesses are and have been more then generous with their support. We have another $10,000 matching grant fro the Farmington Rotary Club. Paver requests are also coming in and we will start after the thaw adding them down the side walk. Thank you for your continuing support . More info to come

We are now Fund Raising for the Bronze Soldier that will stand 10 feet away from the folded flag saluting it. It will be over 6 feet tall and cost around $55,000

Printable version of Bronze soldier fundraiser document

 

Donation form: Veterans Memorial How to Donate form

Thank you to the following people who have generously donated their time and resources.

Frontier Communications

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On May 29, officials from Frontier Communications gathered at the Memorial and presented a check for $2,000 to purchase a large boulder with the Pledge of Allegiance engraved on it. This boulder should be installed in late summer.


MEMORIAL RECEIVES GIFTS TOTALING $20,000 FROM
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS – HAUNTED HOUSE ORGANIZATION

The Farmington Area Veterans Memorial is pleased to report that the SUPPORT OUR TROOPS HAUNTED HOUSE has donated a total of $20,000 in cash for the Memorial. $15,000 of that amount was used to fund a Military Poem wall made of rock faced granite that surrounds a poem simply titled “SAILOR, AIRMAN, MARINE, SOLDIER”. The poem recites the many tasks and situations encountered by any military person serving our nation. The last verse states:

“For being an inspiration
No matter where you trod;
For striving to keep this nation
One nation under God.

The remaining $5,000 was used to fund general construction

 MEMORIAL RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR A $9,900 GRANT FROM THE MINNESOTA ARTS & CULTURAL LEGACY FUND

 

The Farmington Area Veterans Memorial Committee gratefully acknowledges a grant in the amount of $9,900 from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Legacy Fund for Veterans Memorials.  These funds will be used to construct a “FAMOUS QUOTES” wall within the Memorial.  This wall will have quotes from various world leaders relating to the importance of the United States military veterans on a black granite panel.  This panel of

“FAMOUS QUOTES” will provide a historical presentation of the thoughts of world leaders of the past to all who view it on this display.  Located within Farmington’s main community park, families and various groups regularly hold events here and will routinely view this wall.

 


WROUGHT IRON FENCING

Midwest Fence of South St. Paul has agreed to supply wrought iron fencing and mounting iron upon which bronze service emblems will be mounted representing the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Owner of Midwest Fence, Jim Tabaka is a former resident of Farmington.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Mr. Tom Faust, Director of Landscape Services of Bachmans, Inc., has advised the committee that they specify plant materials to enhance the Memorial.

ELECTRICAL WIRING
Several electricians and electrical contractors have agreed to provide the wiring, etc. for the street lights and flag poles.  Names and pictures will follow.

VETERAN NEWS RESEARCH
Barbara Lang, daughter of the late Marlys Guldner is in the process of reviewing all issues of the Dakota County Tribune from 1941 thru 1945 for news articles on Farmington Area Veterans who served during WWII with emphasis on those killed, injured and whose who received meritorious awards for bravery.  Barbara is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and she will be helped by others within that group.  After WWII research is completed, we will embark on WWI, Korea and Vietnam.

NOTE:  Others who would like to help with this project are encouraged to go to the “Contact Us” button and let us know how you can help.