Manassas Journal Messenger | Liberty Memorial drive nears $30,000

The 9-11 Liberty Memorial Committee has raised almost $30,000 toward its goal of $300,000 to build and maintain a tribute to those area residents who died in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

“This week’s contributions clearly matches the spirit of the 9-11 Memorial with donations and pledges coming from all segments of the community,” said Janet Ellis, chairman of the committee.

The memorial will be built on the grounds of the McCoart Administration Center, the county’s administrative complex on the Prince William Parkway.

As a result of the outreach efforts of the Prince William County Office on Youth, several $1 contributions were collected during the Manassas Fall Jubilee.

“Remember if every area resident gave $1, the memorial could be built immediately,” Ellis said.?”Of course, we also appreciate the individuals and groups who went beyond this and contributed greater amounts of money.

“Each and every donation, large and small, is great appreciated and needed,” Ellis said.

The Potomac News and Manassas Journal Messenger joined the Northern Virginia Electrical Cooperative this week by becoming a Patriot Star sponsor by pledging $5,000.

“So now, the Potomac News and Manassas Journal Messenger and NOVEC challenge the community to meet and or exceed their $5,000 pledges,” Ellis said.?

The Potomac News and The Manassas Journal Messenger will list those who have contributed during the previous week.

The following are those individuals and organizations:

Lori Miller of Woodbridge, Steven Moore of Woodbridge, Lissette Pippy of Prince William, Dana Outlaw of Manassas, Jim Creighton of Prince William, Barbara Thomas of Woodbridge, Manassas Moose Lodge 1380 of Manassas, Ruth Farley of Woodbridge, Fredrick Calvert of Prince William, Lauren Macdonald of Manassas, Hilda Logan of Prince William, Erin Remick of Manassas, Brandon Perdue of Manassas, Sentel Corporation of Manassas Park, Dale City Volunteer Fire Department of Dale City, John and Debra Mayers of Prince William, James and Kathleen Richardson of Dale City, Donald Richardson of Prince William, Lynn Asmuth of Prince William, Town of Quantico, William and JoAnn Olson of Independent Hill, Rob and Diane Java of Lake Ridge, Stephen and Michelle Ugolini of Prince William, Merilyn and John Piper of T-A Jomer Graphics, Colgan Air of Manassas, David and Janice Carr of Dale City, Judy Tupes of Haymarket, Ronald and Beverly Miller of Dale City, Lawrence and Karen Snead of Dale City, Katherine Bolognese of Quantico, and Mitchel and Georgia Raftelis of Quantico.

Those wishing to make a donation of $5 or more at the Potomac News or the Manassas Journal Messenger offices will receive a 9-11 Memorial poster.

For more information about the Liberty Memorial Committee and its efforts, contact Janet Ellis at (703) 792-6272 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Contributions to the memorial can be mailed to 4370 Ridgewood Center Drive, Suite B, Prince William, VA, 22192. Checks should be made out to: PWCCC Liberty Memorial.

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