FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Quincy, WA – Sabey Construction, Inc., the in-house construction arm of Sabey Corporation, together with a volunteer group of Washington State businesses today presented a check for $12,079 to the Quincy Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Veterans Memorial Park in Quincy.
Earlier this year, the Sabey-led business group partnered with local veterans organizations to voluntarily build and install major improvements at the park. Today’s donation is the amount of surplus funds that were unspent during the just completed construction project.
The completion of new construction will be commemorated in a formal, on-site ceremony tomorrow on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “We are proud and delighted that the project was completed on time and substantially under budget. Today’s cash donation will go far toward the upkeep and continued beautification of the park.”
The park was dedicated in 2007, and since then the names of Quincy area residents who served in the armed forces filled to capacity the surfaces of the original concrete memorial walls. The new construction has expanded that capacity significantly with four new walls to hold the engraved tile nameplates of local area men and women who have served in past wars and are serving now. It is expected that 50 new nameplates will be added by this fall. Additional improvements to the park include new lighting, benches, sidewalks and landscaping.
The project was coordinated with George Washington Post 24 of the VFW, American Legion Post 183 and Amvets Post 777 – all based in Quincy. The triangular park, located at the intersections of Hwy 28 and 2nd and 3rd Avenues, S.E., occupies land donated by the City of Quincy. It was originally built, in large part, with funds provide by Yahoo!
Mark Owens, Quartermaster of George Washington Post 24 VFW, said, “The park is dedicated to the memories of those who sacrificed to secure our freedoms and keep America safe. Quincy area men and women steadfastly continue to serve in our armed forces, and they should always have a place of honor in Quincy.”
Quartermaster Owens added that the memorial is intended to recognize veterans who served with allied forces and subsequently settled in the Quincy area, as well as men and women who are presently serving in the military, including brand new inductees. He said, “We have a Canadian citizen who served with his native Canadian forces in World War II and then moved here.”
Sabey Construction acted as general contractor for the project, with architectural drawings provided by KDW Salas O’Brien/Brenda Ross; Ready Mix concrete from Central Washington Concrete; fabricated rebar from Moses Lake Steel Supply; excavation, form, pour and finish work by Wm. Winkler Co.; and electrical work by Holmes Electric. Additional cash donations were received from McKinstry Co., CPSI, Leslie & Campbell Roofing, Cochran Electric, Pacific Northwest Mechanical LLC, Performance Contracting Inc., Syska Hennessy, and Clean Sweep/Brian Worley.
Anyone who would like to purchase a nameplate tile to honor a veteran or service member should contact the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 119 F Street, P.O. Box 658, Quincy, WA 98848, for details. The phone number is 509-787-2140. Cost of each tile is $80. Arrangements can be made with the VFW to defray the cost for veterans’ families who cannot afford to pay on their own.
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