A small committee
of Veterans and patriotic volunteers gave birth to the Foundation
known as the Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation of Los
Gatos. The Foundation intends to erect and manage in perpetuity,
a memorial in downtown Los Gatos, one that celebrates freedom
and gives tribute to service members and Veterans of the United
The memorial is intended to recognize the courage and loyalty
demonstrated by the brave men and women who have fought in conflicts,
cataclysmic war and in so many ways, defend the freedom that
On November 5th, the Los Gatos Town Council unanimously authorized
the Foundation to develop and submit proposals for the design
of the memorial likely to be placed at the Civic Center on East
Main Street. The right to build a memorial in such a prominent
place in the center of Town is both a profound privilege and
responsibility. By this right, the Foundation becomes the reservoir
and resonator of important chapters of American history.
The organization also plans to conduct celebrations in connection
with national holidays that serve to educate the community on
the spirit of those who have put so much on the line to rise
to the limitless horizons of freedom.
Finally and of significant importance, the foundation intends
to secure donations to fund and support the critical needs of
service members, Veterans and their families.
The entity was filed in October, 2012 and submitted application
for non-profit 501 (c) (3) consideration to the IRS in early
December, 2012- which the IRS turned around and granted in record
time only 60+ calendar days later.
In a sense, one
might say that the foundation is about service on the front
lines - as warriors and as humanitarians - and even more, about
the courage and compassion of the individuals behind it.