OK, so let’s get this out of the way: the title is misleading.
Yes, it’s a chance to help, and it’s for a good cause, but it really is a personal request. As I have blogged before, I am an active supporter of the Colorado Freedom Memorial. This Memorial will give military families a place to pay respects to the memory of those that did not return. It will be constructed with glass panels that will reflect Colorado’s mountains and blue skies. At 14′ tall and 125′ long, the panels will be etched with the names of the over 6000 men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Privates, Generals, MIAs, Civilians, all wars and all branches of service, honored in one place. There is NO memorial in America like it. And you can help support it. How?
The Chase Community Giving Summer 2010 program is currently running on Facebook. The program will award more than $5 million in funding to be shared among 200 charities, with grants ranging from $20,000 to $250,000. Voting ends at 11:59 PM EDT on July 12, so there’s only a few days left. The top vote-getter by Monday will receive $250,000 funding, and 199 others will receive $20,000. That would go a long way towards seeing the Memorial built.
Yes, yes, I know, this is a toy blog, and this topic really has nothing to do with toys or collecting. You’re right. But it’s the spirit of the collecting community that I am appealing to now. AFi has an amazing core group of individuals who share in a common bond, and we all can easily forget how the simplest of freedoms required heroic sacrifices. Please help me ensure these sacrifices are not forgotten by voting for the CFM. It’s free, it’s important, and it takes a few seconds. Being grateful for your Freedom is certainly worth the effort!
Cast your vote for the Colorado Freedom Memorial HERE
Colorado Freedom Memorial on Facebook
Thank you for your support!