Operation Patriots Plaza 2013

Support Mercer Island’s VFW Post 5760!

Below are photos of our finished landscaping in the front of the hall as well as Patriots Plaza, we are still accepting orders for personalized bricks.

Since acquiring the Clubhouse in 1966, VFW Post 5760 has rented the building to many members of our community, with the rental proceeds going to support veterans’ relief causes, both locally and nationally.  In addition, rental revenues cover monthly operating and maintenance expenses of the building.  We want to help Post 5760 augment their rental income by making their Clubhouse an even more attractive rental facility for individuals and groups by improving the building and grounds.

VFW Post 5760 has restored the Clubhouse exterior with funds raised at a community auction, Operation Restoration 2011, held on October 22, 2011.  Our goal now is to help our Mercer Island veterans finish the landscaping and flagpole area as well.

A second fundraiser starting in 2013 has sold 345 personalized, engraved pavers to create the “Patriots Plaza” at the VFW Clubhouse to honor veterans of the past and present as well as to support VFW Post 5760. The campaign raised over $50,000 and allowed the Post to build the plaza, provide outdoor lighting and implement landscaping that compliments the refurbished Clubhouse. Pavers can be purchased by contacting the VFW at www.vfwmercerisland.org

Add your name or honor a family member by purchasing an engraved brick for the Patriots Plaza, to be located around the base of three new bronze flagpoles.  You can purchase a personalized brick for $150 each and help us raise funds to complete the improvements at the Clubhouse.  Your engraved brick(s) will become part of an historical landmark at one of Mercer Island’s most treasured properties. 

  You are invited to join in our fundraising effort, Operation Patriots Plaza 2013

Mail In Order (Pay with Check)



 Making a brick donation is a wonderful way to support our veterans and honor the service of a veteran in your family.  Make your purchase now and be part of the initial installation of the Patriots Plaza.  If your father or mother, son or daughter, grandfather or grandmother, uncle or aunt, nephew or niece, or a friend served in the armed forces, purchasing an engraved brick would be a special way to remember and honor their service to our country by including their names on the Mercer Island VFW’s Patriots Plaza.  In addition, if you want to honor the service of our veterans as a whole, you can purchase a brick as a Friend or Friends of the VFW.  Thank you for your support!

Operation Patriots Plaza 2013 Committee

Post Commander Frank and Bonnie Sorba
Committee Chair Erick and Judy Leithe
Past Post Commander Mike and Susie Cero
Mike Gazarek
Bob and Betty Harper
Blake and Elaine Kavalok
Susan Lund
Charlie and Kris Robbs
Kevin and Bobette Scheid


     If you have a question about our Operation Patriots Plaza 2013 project or about purchasing a brick, please call Judy Leithe, committee member, at 206-232-5413.

     There are three formats that you can use to purchase an engraved brick, using all upper-case letters.  Please note that there are only 18 characters per line, including spaces.  Examples are listed below for the five choices:

 

Combat Veteran FRANK SORBA
LT USNR
VIET NAM WAR
(Name)
(Rank & Service)
(War)
Non-Combat Veteran CHARLES ROBBS
LT COL US ARMY
1980-2010
(Name)
(Rank & Service)
(Dates of Service)
Friend or Friends
of the VFW
SUSAN LUND
FRIEND OF THE VFW
2013
(Donor)
(Friend of the VFW)
(Year Donated)
Or THE SORBA FAMILY
FRIENDS OF THE VFW
2013
(Donor)
(Friend of the VFW)
(Year Donated)
Or ERICK, JUDY &
KATHRYN LEITHE
FRIENDS OF THE VFW
(Donor)
(Donor)
(Friends of the VFW)