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Final pieces of Castro Valley Veterans' Memorial fall into place
By VFW & CVVM Committee
Construction underway but fundraising efforts must continue
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif.
-- With the VFW and the Castro Valley Veterans’ Memorial Committee’s announcement of Silicon Valley Paving, Inc. as their General Contractor for the Castro Valley Veterans’ Memorial (CVVM) in Castro Valley, all of the contractors needed to build the CVVM are now in place.
On the first day of Summer, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, the building process began in earnest. According to Silicon Valley Paving’s Forrest Williams, who is Build Supervisor, now that the work has started, they hope to complete their part of the project (the Memorial site pad and upgraded parking lot in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) by the end of July 2012. Granite supplier Bob Mattos also stated that work has begun on inscribing the Memorial’s service stones and brick pavers and they will be installed at the Memorial site at the end of October 2012, in time for the Dedication.
Dedication of the Memorial is set for Veterans’ Day, Sunday November 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a pre-dedication dinner on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Castro Valley Moose Lodge, sponsored by the VFW Post 9601. The original dedication date of July 4, 2012 has been changed.
“VFW and CVVM are still looking for donors to help pay for the Memorial,” stated Michael L. Emerson, the Memorial’s designer and Build Manager. “We need to establish a fund to ensure the Memorial is properly maintained and cared for once construction has finished.”
To donate and learn more about the Castro Valley Veterans’ Memorial, visit www.CVVM.info