Honoring Veterans: High Hopes for Cobb Memorial

AJC Article on Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation

Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation gathered in hopes that after four long years of hard work and some delays, they can move forward on their mission.
 
The construction date is set for 2020 and they hope to begin fundraising very soon. County-approved seed money was released to the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation last week and private donations are expected to fund the rest of the memorial construction. 

Read the full AJC story HERE.

‘Tribute to Service’ Group seeks $3.5 million for veterans memorial in Cobb

Tribute to Service

MARIETTA — One year from today, the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation aims to open what they say would be the county’s first monument to servicemen and women of the past, present and future.

Formed in 2014 by Commission Chairman Tim Lee, the foundation is composed of local community leaders who have served in the military and county staff. Its vision is a $3.5 million memorial to be built on about 2.5 acres along Fairground Street behind the Cobb County Central Aquatic Center, not far from the county’s Civic Center.

“The reason basically is to say, ‘Thank you.’ Veterans don’t often hear that, they don’t hear it often enough, and I think it’s time that we as a county step up and say ‘Thank you’ to all the veterans and all the families for their sacrifice and all of the things they do for us every day,” said retired Maj. Gen. James Bankers, who is serving as president of the foundation. (read more…)

Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation Receives $2000

Marine Corps League presents check to Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation

On June 3, 2017, Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation received a $2000 check from the Marine Corps League. Marine Corps League, Lance Corporal Skip Wells Detachment 647 Commandant Tony Gasper presenting a donation to Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation President/CEO Major General Jim Bankers, U.S. Air Force Retired. Also at the presentation ceremony are (from left to right) ninety-eight (98) year old Harry Kone, WWII and Guadalcanal survivor; Donna Rowe, former U. S. Army Captain and Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee; Master Gunnery Sergeant Art Dunlea, USMC Retired; Cobb County District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott; General Bankers; Commandant Gasper; Gunnery Sergeant Ruben Scott, U. S. Marine Corps Retired; Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation Treasurer/CFO Captain David Hambrick, U. S. Marine Corps Retired; and kneeling is Sergeant Jason Rusk.

Chapter 1 Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance Presents A Donation

Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance Donates to Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation

Chapter 1 Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance presents a $1000 donation. President Al Heflin presented a donation to the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation Team (CVFM), from left to right is Cobb County District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott, CVMF President & CEO Major General Jim Bankers, U.S. Air Force Retired Al Heflin, CVMF Treasurer & CFO Captain David Hambrick, U. S. Marine Corps Retired and Donna Rowe, former U. S. Army Captain and Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee.

Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation Off to A Great Start

GVVA Donates to Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation

FEB 8, 2017: Cobb Veterans Memorial off to a great start. Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance Foundation (GVVA) President David Hambrick (left), and GVVA Chapter 1 Director Donna Rowe (right) present a $5,000 donation to the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation to get it started. The newly incorporated Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation President, Major General James Bankers, donated $5,000 from his personal funds as well.