The Chief Petty Officers Association of the District of Columbia has the honor of standing watch over many of the national monuments and institutions that honor and recognize the heroics, sacrifice and duty of our fellow shipmates. One of these is “Coast Guard Hill” at Arlington National Cemetery.
If you have visited the cemetery or participated in Coast Guard Flags Across America, you know how special is this tribute to our fallen shipmates. Over the years, the DC-CPOA has maintained this memorial; however, we have found that the monument is in need of a major restoration.
I am writing to ask you today to help us restore the monument at Coast Guard Hill. We have received a number of quotes and will need a total of $95,000 to restore the monument to its former glory. The restoration will take place in two phases: First, we will restore the monument from the ground up, taking it back to its original smooth and shining surface. Last, we will restore the entire cobblestone deck around the monument to complete the monument restoration.
We appreciate your consideration of this request and sincerely appreciate your devotion and support of the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial on Coast Guard Hill. For more information or if you have any questions about the memorial, please do not hesitate to contact me at (703) 789-1899 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Chief Jon Ostrowski
President, D.C. Chapter – Chief Petty Officers Association