Memorial Placement Proposals at Veterans Cemeteries
Our foremost project is placement of monuments at national VA cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries throughout the country. We have entered a contract with Keith Monument Company out of Elizabethtown, Kentucky to have five monuments designed and constructed specifically to meet standard construction requirements per the VA document. Expected completion date for these five memorials is early fall 2017.
The first VA Cemetery site to approve our design and memorial intent is the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, located in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The first of five completed monuments will be shipped to this location. This cemetery will construct the concrete pad for placement of the monument, and cover the construction costs. The necessary paperwork for proposed placement has been submitted to the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. We received initial approval for this location in early August. We have two other national VA Cemetery sites in the northeast under consideration for placement at this time.
In July 2017, Foundation Director Ron Ellis presented our proposal documentation to the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery for their review and approval for placement at that site. Their review and decision is expected to take approximately six months as they go through the National Cemetery Administration in Washington, DC.