YoungMarine MGySgt Ellie Trahern has completed a DOM Project (Distinguished Order of Merit, similar to an Eagle Scout Project) before she retired from the Young Marine program for the National Young Marines. This is quite an honor.
It was originally a Veterans Memorial at Grants Pass High School to honor veterans. It was an area that had a plaque that was not very visible and a rose garden that was overgrown. Ellie saw this and wanted to clean it up and make it a place that continued to Honor Veterans. She approached the GP Dist 7 School Board which enthusiastically approved her project. She got many donors throughout the area that donated all the items and most of the materials for the project.
We are formally inviting you to help re-dedicate this area along with the Dist 7 School Board at4:30pm on October 9th, 2018for the Re-Dedication Ceremony.
Although Ellie is at College she worked hard to get the project done right up to the day before she left and would appreciate your support.
You are free to contact Me or Ellie if you have any questions
Thank You for your time Keith Trahern Battalion Commander 1st Oregon Battalion Young Marines
Below is a list of what has been donated and what needs still needs to be filled: Bench from Krauss Kraft/Play Kraft, Kurt Krauss All the Concrete from Davidson/Riverside Ready Mix, Laurie Davidson Landscaping from Derek Henkels Landscaping Granite Rock from Stein Enterprises, Bret Loper Use of and Excavator from Home Depot Boards and Materials for the Concrete Forms fro Fields Home Improvement Labor in concrete and excavation set up from Keith Sloan Construction Concrete finishing from School Dist 7 Maintenance Department
Cash Donations from Tina Gotchall-Barclay, Powderhorn Cafe Caleb Laplante, Realtor
Need that still needs to be filled is A Thank You Ad in the Courier and some other out of the Pocket expenses.
Date and Time
Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
October 9, 2018
Grants Pass High School - Veterans Memorial
830 NE 9th Street