FAIRFIELD — A local group called Operation 4-HEROES is looking for donations to help it build the planned Lawson Fallen Soldier Memorial near Travis Air Force Base.
Operation 4-HEROES brings together Solano County 4-H, the California Army National Guard and UC Davis. It is turning a half-acre at the California Army National Guard Armory into a memorial park honoring Sgt. 1st Class Isaac Lawson and other soldiers who lost their lives serving in Iraq with the 49th Military Police Brigade of the Army National Guard.
Among the needs for the project in coming months are rip rap, cobble, concrete for the memorial pedestal, foundations and seat wall, labor to build forms for the pedestal, foundations and seat wall, plumbing labor to make the water system tie-in and 4,400 square feet of welded wire fabric for sidewalks.
When the project is further along, needed material will include irrigation items such as hose bib, control valve, risers, bubblers, impact sprinklers and control wire, welding and iron labor, masonry installation and exercise path equipment.
The park will cost an estimated $300,000 to build, with an estimated $100,000 still needed in various items.
Monetary donations should be made payable to Solano County 4-H Operation 4-HEROES and sent to the Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program, UC Cooperative Extension, 501 Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533. Please call 784-1319 for more information.
Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.