Bill is working with the US Army National Museum to have a permanent memorial to the Class at the Museum in the form of a bench outside of the Museum buildings. Our goal is to raise $10,000.
They have set up an account for the Class in their database so that they can keep track of the donations that come in, much the same as we did for the Korean Memorial in San Francisco. That way the donations would be tax deductible.
Individuals who want to send donations via mail should make checks out to the National Army Museum Fund and write WP50 Bench Fund in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:
The Army Historical Foundation
Attn: Katie Holt
2425 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
If individuals prefer to contribute online, this will be the page that they will use to contribute to the group's donation: https://armyhistory.givingfuel.com/west-point-class-of-1950-exterior-bench
If anyone would like to make a donation over the phone, our contact Katie can be reached at 703-562-4174.
I hope you will support the effort as you did the Korean Memorial, as another chance to memorialize the Class of 1950. With Memorial Day coming up this would be a fine way to remember.
You can find more information about the National Museum of the United States Army at https://thenmusa.org/