In early November 2008, the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fresno held a dedication for a new wing and garden area. Old-Growth Again had previously installed several benches over the years and we were contacted again to build and install some Veterans Memorial Benches and Round Picnic tables for the new outdoor area. To help the VA stay within budget, we donated some of them.
The Hospital was most gracious to add our name to the Marble Monument commemorating the event. The Veterans Memorial Bench is the original design that has been built by the VFW and installed in parks nationwide going back to the Spanish American War of 1898. The VFW asked us to make a couple of these benches a few years back and since then we have agreed to build the exact replica and forward 10% of the proceeds for each Veterans Memorial Bench sale to the VFW office in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s a beautiful bench historic bench designed to last for many decades. You can see the Veterans Memorial Bench on our website at:
The VA system is under much stress these days dealing with the injured from two on-going wars plus the veterans of prior conflicts. Our donation was small yet the thank you was huge. If you’d like to help out the Veterans, the VFW Foundation can be contacted at:
406 W. 34th Street, Suite 514
Kansas City, MO 64111