Veteran’s groups unite to place monuments in local cemeteries

-A +A
A coalition of Lincoln-area veteran’s organizations are placing monuments in local cemeteries to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The monuments, a long-standing goal of Victor Ioppolo, 83, commander of Lincoln Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3010, should soon stand in the cemetery in Sheridan and the three cemeteries in Lincoln, according to the coalition. A coalition of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Semper Fi Association and the Lincoln Hills Veterans Group, is kicking off a fundraising campaign that will enable them to reach their goal of $6,500 required to fund the production and placement of the monuments. The installation of the monuments has been approved by the board of Lincoln Cemetery District No. 1. VFW Post 3010 has pledged a donation of $500 and is challenging other veterans’ organizations in Placer County to do the same. In addition, VFW member Doug Bridgemen of Bridgeman Landscaping has agreed to donate the required concrete pads for the monuments. Residents who want to contribute to the project can send their tax-deductible donations to VFW Post 3010, P.O. Box 1055, Lincoln, CA, 95648.