We Will Remember
On Saturday, October 29, 2011, legendary country singer Johnny Lee performs at The Oscar Store’s outdoor concert venue located six miles east of Temple, Texas, off FM 3117. Proceeds will benefit the construction of the Fort Hood Memorial. Admission is $20 per person. Please know that your attendance and support of this event will help greatly in efforts to raise awareness and funding for the Fort Hood November 5th, 2009 Memorial. Tickets are available at The Oscar Store, Cavender’s Western Wear in Temple, the SPJST Home Office in Temple. Tickets may also be charged by phone at 254.983.2175. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate on the night of the show.
In conjunction with the “Urban Cowboy” concert event, the SPJST, a fraternal benefit society serving Texas families since 1897, is working to host a silent auction. Accordingly, we would greatly appreciate your help in the form of an auction item to support this worthy cause. If you are able to contribute to the auction, thank you! For making a contribution to the silent auction, your business will be recognized for its support during the course of the evening.
About the Fort Hood Memorial
Nearly two years have passed since gunfire erupted inside the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas. Thirteen people were killed and 32 were wounded. Thanks to the heroic intervention of two Fort Hood police officers, the rampage was brought to an end. The victims were mainly men and women who were preparing to deploy to battle zones or who had recently returned from them. In the aftermath of this tragic event, tributes were held to honor those who had died or who had been injured. From that initial outpouring of emotion and out of the desire to honor and remember the victims of that tragic event came the concept of establishing a permanent public and living memorial.
The Fort Hood November 5th, 2009 Memorial will include a memorial pavilion and garden on the grounds of the Killeen Civic and Conference Center to honor the victims and deliver a message of vigilance for generations to come. The response to the memorial project has been gratifying. To date, more than $100,000 has been raised. Approximately $500,000 will be needed to complete the project and to provide for an endowment for maintaining the site.
To donate an item to the silent auction — or if you have questions related to the Fort Hood November 15th, 2009 Memorial — please contact Debbie Klinkovsky at SPJST at 800.727.7578.
Thank you for your generosity and willingness to consider this request.