IBEW 1245′s Lompoc Unit presented a $500 donation to the Lompoc Valley Fallen Warriors Memorial Project. The funds will go towards construction of a new veterans memorial in Lompoc that aims to honor and memorialize veterans who died in the line of duty.
According to the Lompoc Fallen Warriors website, ” The Memorial will embrace the existing flagpole atop a rolling hill, at Beattie Park, overlooking the city. The peaceful setting will provide a place of solitude for those who wish to pay respect and reflect on the sacrifices of our local warriors.”
The committee still needs to raise more than $50,000 to reach their fundraising goal. IBEW 1245 member and veteran John W. Daniel said he hopes the IBEW’s donation will spur other local groups and organizations to pitch in and make the memorial a reality. “It’s a worthy cause,” Daniel said in an interview with the Lompoc Record.
Learn more about the project at www.lompocfallenwarriors.com.