The month of May brings sunshine and plants begin showing off their beautiful blooms. May is also a time we remember and honor those brave men and women who have lost their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces.
A group of dedicated members of the Maple Valley community formed the Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial Foundation (GMVVMF) in 2012. Their goals include raising funds to build a world class veterans memorial, act as caretakers of the memorial, and provide outreach to local disabled veterans.
This devoted group has diligently reached out to our community with a variety of opportunities to partner in funding the memorial. King County Councilman Regan Dunn recently obtained $2,500 in funding from King County and state representatives Jay Rodne and Paul Graves are showing a keen interest in seeking State funding to support the GMVVMF.
To learn more about the project or opportunities to partner in its funding, visit www.maplevalleyvets.org.
On behalf of City Council, I wish to thank the GMVVMF members for launching this project and the many selfless hours devoted to this honorable cause; Storm McNeil, Brett Habenicht, Jim Flynn, Dan Neilsen, Dr. Cary Collings, Kellie Hand, Scott Beusch, John Baban, and Larry Powalisz.
Sean P. Kelly, Mayor
City of Maple Valley