In October of 2019 the Terra Nova Class of 1969 enjoyed our 50-year reunion at Nick’s in Rockaway. As the conversation flowed and memories were shared, many of us had a heavy heart remembering that during our years of high school and college, some of our friends gave their young lives to the service of our country. That evening a group of alumni decided to create the Pacifica Veterans memorial Group.
There is no permanent outdoor memorial for the Pacifica residents who died in the Southeast Asia and Southwest Asia theaters of war, more commonly known as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq.
We created the Pacifica Veterans Memorial Group, a mix of Pacifica natives, veterans and local high school alumni who are committed to working together to change this by erecting an appropriate memorial to honor the young kids who died in a combat zone while serving their country.
We need your help! The project is sponsored by the American Legion Post 238 in Pacifica and will be installed on the legion property in Rockaway. The goal is to complete the project with a ceremony and unveiling on Nov. 11, 2020 (Veteran’s Day.)
The names of the deceased veterans will be the prominent feature of the memorial’s face. In addition to honoring the departed, the intent is to help the surviving families and friends realize closure through this recognition in their hometown of Pacifica. We grew up with these kids who died in a foreign land defending our freedom. The memorial is long overdue.
If you have knowledge of a Pacifica resident who died in combat in the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts, please contact either Rich Jasso (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Jelinsky (email@example.com) with information.
Please view and share the link about this project at www.facebook.com/BartlettsBiographies/.
Your donation is critical to getting this done.
Please visit gofundme.com Pacifica Memorial Group.
Pacifica Veteran’s Memorial Group