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Contribute

Since our fund drive kick off on the 16th of August 2003 we have received donations and pledges of $450,588.68. We would like to thank all the members of the community for purchase of our commemorative items, bricks, or donations.

Sponsor a specific item:

There are a limited number of specific items that can be sponsored at different contribution levels.

  • Platinum Sponsors - $15000 & up
  • Gold Sponsors - $5000 & up
  • Silver Sponsors - $2500 & up
  • Bronze Sponsors - $500 & up
 

Make a contribution:
It is easy to make a contribution to the Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza.

  • In Person:
    Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza
    6491 Caroline Street
    Suite 1
    Milton, FL 32570
    850-626-7292
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Monday-Friday

  • U.S. Mail:
    6491 Caroline Street
    Suite 1
    Milton, FL 32570
    850-626-7292
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
    Monday-Friday

We would like to especially thank the following individuals/
organizations for their major pledges:

Platinum Sponsors
City of Milton
Santa Rosa Medical Center
Santa Rosa's Press Gazette
Hatch Mott MacDonald

Gold Sponsors
Covert Paul Arndt
Roger Festa
Pace Rotary
Santa Rosa Leadership Class 18
Square One Medical, Inc.
Mrs. Chrys Holley
City of Gulf Breeze
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's
Dept.
Milton Police Dept.
Gulf Breeze Police Dept.
VFW Post 4833
Dick Hohorst
Dr. & Mrs. Nathan V. Williams
Gulf Power Company
Rural/Metro Ambulance
Wall South Foundation
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Finlay Foundation, Inc.
Glen & Martha Broxson
Lotti Weekley & Family
Deep South Crane Rentals Inc.
I-Group, Inc.

Silver Sponsors
Cook's Paint & Body
James & Edna Harvell and
Gordon & Jean Goodin Families
North Santa Rosa Tourist Council
Charles & Thordunn Faddis
Lewis Funeral Home
CES Promotions
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Navarre High School NJROTC Unit
William F. Singletary

Bronze Sponsors
Walmart - Pace
Airlift Technologies International
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
John and Kathy Hodges
A Lamar and Annie Allen
Kiwanis Club of Santa Rosa Sunrise
The Van Ostenbridge Family
The Clyatt Family
Harold & Betty Webb
Anthony M. Vickers and Family
Joal Clyatt
Rhonnie Scheuerman, Songwriter
Tarhaar & Cronley
Pace Monuments
Navy League,Santa Rosa County Council
Judy M Ging
Knights of Columbus
Fr Thomas G. Lorigan Council 7027
Bob "He-Coon" Sikes, Branch 210
Fleet Reserve Association
Edeker-Dubose Post 121
American Legion Jay
American Legion Post 78
John Barresi
Panhandle Crane Service, Inc.
John T. Barnes
CH2M Hill, Inc.
Beaufort and Nell Hartley, Killen, Alabama
People's First Community Bank
Morgan Investment Services, Inc.
Santa Rosa County 4- H
American Veterans Post 1292

 

Brick sales/Donations

Brick sales/donations are really coming along. We would like to encourage you to submit your brick forms early so they will be placed prior to the completion of the contractor's part. Our first stage cutoff for bricks will be the 1st of January 2004.

This will allow us time to have the contractor place as many bricks as possible before his completion.Our second stage cut off  is the 30 of March 2004 for placement at the end of May. Our third stage cutoff is 15 of September 2004 for bricks to be include prior to our November 2004 dedication.

Then we will take orders until there is no more bricks left or room to put them.


Sponsored items in and around the plaza:

The Warrior – Will be a bronze statue that is approximately 7 feet tall on a 30-inch pedestal, placed in the center of the plaza. He will be leaning on his weapon as though he has come out of battle. He has lost some of his fellow soldiers. His face expresses the agony of war. In his left hand he is holding dog tags that he has taken from one of his fallen buddy’s neck. The Warrior is reflecting on his loss. On The Warrior’s base the inscription reads: “Fallen, Never Forgotten”.

Total Number 1 Number available 0
Sponsorship $100,000.


The Defending Eagle – Will be a bronze statue placed at the entrance of the park. The Defending Eagle has an approximate 12-foot wingspan. The American Bald Eagle is probably the single most recognized symbol of freedom. The Eagle is in a stance of defense, claws dug in, wings out and upward and the head will be tilted at an angle listening for danger. He is ready to defend. On the base of the Eagle is inscribed, “Freedom”.

Total Number 1 Number available 1
Sponsorship $50,000.


Tomb of the Unknown Solider- Will be made of white marble and placed on one of the black granite history panels. It will represent all of the soldiers that have gone to foreign soils, given their lives and they never came home.

Total Number 1 Number available 1
Sponsorship $25,000.


Military Service Panels (surrounding The Warrior)

Total Number 5 Number available 0
Sponsorship $10,000.


History Panels (surrounding the Plaza)

Total Number 16 Number available 8
Sponsorship $10,000.


Benches (throughout the Plaza)

Total Number 14 Number available 2
Sponsorship $5000.

 


Small Benches (throughout the Plaza)

Total Number 17 Number available 2
Sponsorship $1500.


American Flag Pole

Total Number 1 Number available 0
Sponsorship $2500.

State of Florida Flag Pole

Total Number 1 Number available 0
Sponsorship $2500.

POW/MIA Flag Pole

Total Number 1 Number available 0
Sponsorship $2500.

Flags

Trees (throughout the Plaza)

Total Number 20 Number available 14
Sponsorship $1000.

Tree Around the Plaza

Engraved Bricks
Total Number 8000 Number available 5485
Sponsorship for Veterans $30 each.
Sponsorship for Business/Individual/Other $100 each.
Click here to buy a brick

War Dog
Sponsorship Available 1
$2500.

Purple Heart Monument
General George Washington created the Purple Heart, America’s oldest Military decoration, in 1782.   At that time he named it the Badge of Military Merit.  On August 7, 1782, Washington decreed that whenever any individually meritorious action is performed, the author of it shall be permitted to wear, over his left breast, a heart in purple cloth.  Today, the prestigious Purple Heart award is among the most recognized of all American Decorations and medals.  This is due partly to its beautiful design, its unique history and because of the physical pain and suffering which one must endure, or the ultimate sacrifice of the individual to whom the purple heart is awarded.  The Purple Heart Monument is dedicated to all recipients of the Nation’s oldest military decoration, “The Purple Heart”.  This Monument was dedicated in November of 2006 during the Veterans Day Ceremony that took place at the Veterans Memorial Plaza.

 

Wall of Tears Monument
The Wall of Tears is the newest addition to the Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown Milton.  The red granite monument honors all lives lost in conflicts.  The monument stands 5 feet tall and more than 3 feet wide.  There are six porcelain painted tiles of an eagle perched on a Liberty Bell monument that are affixed to the monument.  On either side of the eagle an American flag and a prisoner-of-war, missing-in-action flag are raised.  A reservoir drips tear-like droplets of water from the top of the monument over the painting.  Below the painting, the inscription, “Tears of a grateful nation for those who gave all” honors soldier’s lives.  

Gift Certificates Available:

If you have friends or family members who served in the US Armed Forces, we have the perfect gift! When you order a SRC Veterans Memorial Commemorative Brick and you are giving it as a gift request a gift certificate. You are giving a gift that will honor your veteran for many years to come! Click here to buy a brick

Gift certificates are now available for bricks that will be placed inside the Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza! These commemorative bricks will display the name of your veteran, their rank, and the years they served our country. The price of the veteran brick is $30.

This is a great gift idea for those individuals who are hard to buy for! Purchasing a gift certificate for your special veteran will not only give them a brick in their honor, but will also give them a personal invitation to the dedication ceremony on Veterans' Day 2004! The memorial will be located on Willing Street in downtown Milton, overlooking the Blackwater Riverwalk.

For more information and to reserve your brick, please call 626-7292 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.