The Foundation Board is honored to host our 5th annual Virtual Gala. This year, our fundraising efforts will focus on raising funds for the proposed construction of our U.S. Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater along with supporting programs to enhance the beautiful grounds of the Miramar National Cemetery.
Beyond the gates of Miramar National Cemetery red, white and blue banners stretch away into the distance along the Avenue of Flags. The Veterans Tribute Tower and Carillon tolls the hour and signals the end of the day with a rendition of “Taps”. These distinctive memorials help create a beautiful and peaceful environment for families who come to visit their loved ones – our nation’s heroes – in their final resting place.
The Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation was honored to work with the Veterans Administration to provide the Avenue of Flags, Veterans Tribute Tower, and to coordinate the placement of other veterans’ monuments in the cemetery. Now, the Support Foundation is mounting another endeavor to enhance the cemetery’s Flag Assembly Area as a venue for veterans’ programs and ceremonies. The Support Foundation is proposing construction of an U.S. Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater to provide permanent guest seating. At present, hundreds of folding chairs must be set up in the grassy open space to accommodate guests. In some weather conditions, this temporary arrangement is unsatisfactory. U.S. Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater will be the biggest project the Support Foundation has undertaken. Its cost – for construction and permanent maintenance – is expected to range between $450,000 and $500,000. The Support Foundation receives no federal government support for its activities at Miramar National Cemetery. To achieve this goal will require active participation by the public, by corporations, by veterans’ groups, by local government, and by civic organizations.
We ask that you please contribute, today, to the U.S. Armed Forces Memorial Amphitheater at Miramar National Cemetery. Your generous contribution will help turn this dream into reality.
Our fundraising efforts for the Amphitheater will continue through 2020 and beyond. Be the first to contribute and join our generous community of supporters to the Miramar National Cemetery.
A VIRTUAL GALA MEANS…
In times like these, we’re grateful to be able to continue our efforts online! Save your formal wear for another occasion. You can participate in the Virtual Gala without ever leaving the comfort of your home! No dressing up. No drive to a distant location. And yes, no chicken dinner! Most importantly, there’s no overhead. Nothing is spent on a venue, audio equipment, entertainment, food or drinks. Your entire donation goes directly to benefit the work of the Support Foundation, directly to the men and women who so proudly served this grateful Nation.
HOW DOES THE VIRTUAL GALA WORK?
You can make a single donation. Contribute as a couple. Sponsor a virtual table or become a corporate donor.
The Foundation suggests a donation of:
$200 for a single contributor
$400 for a couple
$2,500 to sponsor a virtual table
$5,000+ for a corporate donation
Please know that any contribution counts! The Support Foundation Board looks forward to receiving your contribution as a means of continuing to make Miramar National Cemetery a shrine to the sacrifices of our Veterans and their families.
We hope you enjoy our Virtual Gala by staying home…and knowing that your dollars are supporting a noble cause!
The Miramar National Cemetery Support Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. You will receive an acknowledgment from the Foundation for your contribution. Tax ID #65-1277308