HONOR OUR SERVICEMEN & SERVICEWOMEN
Dear Veteran Supporters & Friends of VANC
We at VANC have been planning a Veterans Honor Garden for the past few years, and we now have a beautiful architectural plan that includes a Memorial Wall. It will be a garden to visit, reflect, remember, and honor those who served our country and sacrificed, as well as those who are currently serving. We invite you to participate in creating our Honor Garden.
A number of community organizations are considering having fundraising events to help us raise $400,000 to begin building our Honor Garden. We invite you to join us in these fundraising efforts. If you are planning a fundraising event, we suggest you contact our Event Coordinator, Michelle Beiagi, in order to minimize any conflicting dates. Michelle can be reached at 760-717-3100.
The VANC Honor Garden is a beautiful tribute to our veterans and military who must always be remembered and supported. Tours are planned and will be offered to school children to raise awareness of the role our military play in our freedom, and to create a community spirit of pride.
There is a quote that states, “A Veteran is a person who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check to the United States of America for up to and including his or her life.” That is the courage and dedication we want to honor by building this garden.
The City of Oceanside is in support of our plan, and some supporters have launched fundraising campaigns to raise a portion of the needed $400,000 by May 31, 2017, so construction can begin. The cost may be reduced with generous donations of needed materials such as:
- Irrigation system
- Drought-resistant plants & flowers
- A fountain, rocks, or stones for a babbling brook
- Military flags
- Metal fence
- Outdoor sound system
Your donation is greatly appreciated and can be made in one of the following ways:
- Go to the bottom of this webpage and make a donation through PayPal
- Write a check payable to VANC (please write Honor Garden on the memo line) and send it to
VANC, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058 – – – our IRS Tax ID is 20-5862344
- Call VANC at 760-722-1277, ask for Chuck, and say you’d like to make a donation
Thank you for demonstrating your gratitude, love, and respect for the sacrifices of our veterans. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.
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One of the focal points of the Honor Garden is the Memorial Wall, which consists of metal plaques honoring servicemen & servicewomen, their branch of service, dates of service, and comments. The Memorial Wall will be placed along the back portion of the stage and can accommodate approximately 500 plaques. Click the link below to view/print the Program Information flyer about the plaques.
Click HERE to print the Program Information flyer which explains the plaques / prices / sizes
The Memorial Plaque Order Form will enable you to personalize your Memorial Plaque.
Click HERE for the 8×3 & 8×4 Standard Order Forms (print the form and complete by hand)
Click HERE for the 8×8 Custom Order Form (print the form and complete by hand)
Click HERE for the 8×12 Custom Order Form (print the form and complete by hand)
Fill in the appropriate boxes to identify an honoree by branch, name, service dates, and add your personal comments, then do one of the following:
1. mail the completed Order Form with your check (payable to VANC; Honor Garden on Memo line)
VANC, 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058
2. bring the completed order form to VANC and pay by Cash, Check, MO, or credit/debit card
VANC Honor Garden Plan (click to enlarge)
Donate to the Honor Garden Fund
The DONATE button below is for donations
to help “build” the Honor Garden ONLY —
Do NOT use to purchase a Memorial Plaque.