Dallas Regional Medical Center (DRMC) presented a $10,000 check in support of the Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign during Monday night’s City Council meeting.
Glenda Matchett, DRMC CEO, was unable to attend the presentation but in a written statement, said:
"We believe in supporting our community and understand that a strong community builds strong leaders, like our veterans. When we learned about the plan to build a veterans memorial in Mesquite, we knew we had to be a part of it. This donation was made in honor of all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, those who have served, and those who continue to serve."
The Mesquite Veterans Memorial is a community-wide effort to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite. The current veterans memorial, established in 1975, is at the flagpole in Heritage Square located in historic downtown Mesquite. A new campaign, led by the city, is using the progress made by the Heroes of Mesquite citizens group to launch further public awareness and funding to build a new Veterans Memorial.
For more information on the memorial and how to contribute, visit cityofmesquite.com/1949/Mesquite-Veterans-Memorial.