Submitted by Joe Milardo
Photos by Jerry Augustine
As you can see from the photos, The Greater Middletown Military Museum progresses daily and is on target for a January completion. We are gearing up for serious funding solicitation to finish the project. To date, $300K was provided by a voter approved bond, 300K by way of State Veteran's grant 300K by the City Council of Middletown, and smaller donations are in hand.
If you would care to sponsor a brick paver memorializing your service to our Nation or that of a family member or friend and assist our museum's development, please consider purchasing one, today. An application to purchase a brick paver for living or deceased military, family, etc., follows, below. Each paver is $100.00.
We have lots of room for more sizable donations and appropriate recognition will be made if you or the business/organization you are associated with would like to contribute.
We established a "Go-Fund-Me" page and the Middlesex Community Foundation is assisting with our fundraising.
We are also soliciting loans/donations of Military memorabilia. A Revolutionary War uniform and a Vietnam era "Huey" were recently donated!
We are a an IRS approved 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are fully deductible, since the brick is part of the site and not your property. Other monetary donations of any size are also of assistance in our operations, and instructions are included for making donations on the Face Book and Go Fund Me pages.
We are also seeking loans or donations of militaria, which, if you provide an appraisal, can be recognized for a tax deduction. Mannequins and display cases are also needed; if you know that a store wishes to donate them, let me know, via Face Book.
Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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