Hicksville Vietnam War Era Memorial UPDATE
Donations in June improved by $170 from one new and three repeat
donors, bringing our current total to $18,902, with a total of $18,027
in our bank account after last year’s IRS filing deduction.
The total number of donors has reached
178, still a very small percentage of the nearly 2,000 HixNews readership.
Donations are only 9% of
If you have yet to donate and will spare as little as $10 for
this good cause to recognize your fellow alumni who served our Great
Country, we can achieve our needed goal of $25,000 very soon.
Remember, all donations are
tax deductible. Just follow
the simple instructions below. Your
generosity will be very much appreciated.
Donation checks should be made out to:
Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
And should be mailed to:
Hicksville Vietnam Era Memorial Project
An alphabetical list of current
donors appears at the end of this monthly update.
We began accepting
donations in October, 2014, upon achieving tax-exempt status from the
IRS. $3,400 was raised in
the remaining 3 months of 2014, $6,200 in 2015 and $8,300 in 2016. If we
can raise an additional $7,100 this year we will achieve our final goal.
So far, however during the first 6 months of 2017, we have only
raised $980, way behind the rate needed to complete the Project.
The Hicksville Fire
Department will hold their yearly golf outing in September and is
interested in donating part of their proceeds to the Memorial Fund.
Bill Walden hopes to have
a website link in HixNews soon that should enable credit card donations
to be made to the Memorial Fund by using a simple website link.
Bill will be able to
establish a Memorial table at the July 16th Hicksville Street
Fair to put the word out to the community on the Memorial Project and
hopefully raise additional donations from community attendees.
Terry Wallace (Memorial
Construction Committee Chair), following visits to the Hicksville
Memorial Gardens, now has photos and measurements to use in discussing
stonework design, cost, etc. with stone masonry companies that can do
the work required. So far,
he has had two meetings; one with a stone sculptor and the other with a
stone mason to inquire about materials and cost.
In May, Bill filed our
2016 IRS tax return.
Confirmed List of Names remains at 1,911.
No additional progress has been made on the missing data for many
continue to need help from all our readers here!!
a HixNews reader, please help
us by reviewing both lists when you select the “click here” options
near the bottom of this update. To
save you time, just look for names from your class year and other years
you may be familiar with, as a reference and see if you have a new name
or some missing data on existing names to email to us.
Class years, where known, are specifically shown and missing data
is marked in red, to make it easy for you to see what’s needed.
Unconfirmed List was created to specifically insure we don’t leave
anyone behind from earlier class years (the 1940’s and 50’s) who
served during the Vietnam War Era and deserve recognition.
Please see if you can help us establish if these folks served
during the Vietnam Era (Vietnam Era dates are shown in the “Memorial
Qualifications” section below).
Overall Qualifications for the Memorial were displayed monthly in
this report for a long time and have not changed.
If you are a new reader, or have reviewed the qualifications
before and want to remind yourself of them, please check a January, 2015
or earlier issue of HixNews by
going to the Hixnews archive
section on the website.
Here’s what we continue to need from each person reading this to
click on the following link to review the Confirmed
List of Names:
you know of someone who is not listed, or if you have information we are
still missing, please email what you have to Joe Carfora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the information contained on the current list as a
guide for the data needed to complete a name’s listing.
Alphabetical List of Current Donors
A hearty Thank You to all of our
As noted earlier, 178 donors have enabled us to achieve a
donation total of $18,902 so far. Following
is the list of donors, as of the end of June, 2017:
Dr. Helen R.
Ann & Frank
Frank & Frances
Ivars & Jeannette
Jr., John & Betty
Theresa & Joseph
Joan & Joseph
Michael (In Memory)
Patricia & Richard
John & Lois
Ruben & Aramilda
William & Rita
Joe & Sharon Ann
Santo & Jeanne
Denise & Anthony
Gregory & Anne
Dolores & Robert
Robert & Lorraine
Cheryl (Proffe) & William
Ryan & Karyn
Shawn & Robyn
Walter & Karen
James & Maryann
Patrick & Barbara
Stephen & Nancy
Gary & Karen
Frederick & Barbara
John & Joan
Philip & Valerie
Peter & Martha
Douglas & Mary
Francis & Frances
Joseph & L. Diane
Michael & Elizabeth
Edward & Angela
Thomas & Margaret
Neal & Helen
Charles & Charla
Jr., Paul & Alcira
Hook & Ladder Company 1
Class of 1965 Reunion
High Fundraiser – 4/15/16 (cash donations)
High School Alumni Foundation
Veterans Memorial Committee
Patricia & William
Richard & Patricia
Gene & Jo Ann
Robert & Marianne
Nancy & John
Francis & Kathleen (Day)
Len & Catherine
Robert & Robin
Ethel & George L.
Arthur & Dorothea
Samuel J. (In Memory of brothers Eugene, WWII & Milton, Korea)
Brian (In Memory of brother Palmer)
Mark & Barbara
Stephen (In Memory of brother Thomas)
Robert & Marleen
John & Janet
Ronald M. (In Memory)
Rev. Robert M. & Margaret
Michael & Susan
Ed & Jo Ann
Ellen & Joseph
Sanford & Marta
Thomas & Francis Neri
Ray & Maryanne
Thomas & Wendy
Irene & Lawrence
Glen & Maureen
Robert & Leslie
Robert J., Jr.
Robert & Victoria
John & Katherine
Kenneth & Rosemary
Christopher & Barbara
Robert & Mary Ellen
Anthony J., Jr.
Anthony J., Jr. (In Memory of brother, Robert)
Kevin & Kathleen
Vincent & Mary
Maureen & George
Edward & Patricia
Doris & Julie
Elke & Donald
Michael & Sharon
Marcia & Howard
Leona & Cliff
Joseph & Jennifer
Dale & Dee
William & Marcia
Linda & Alvin
Stephen & Lenore
Joseph & Janet
Thomas & Margaret
Paul & Denise
Mark & Karen
Robert & Shari
John & Carol
Buren, Carolyn (Fischer)
Harvey & Shirley
Fred & Barbara
Michael & Denise
Realty (Harold Woods)
Luke & Grace