In Honor & In Memory
The Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial Foundation (GMVVMF) is a registered not-for-profit group of volunteers with the mission to fund and build a memorial befitting of those who answered their country’s call to service.
Storm McNeil was one of kind. He was tough and brash and loud. He was also kind and caring and thoughtful beyond reason. He was a Marine and a best friend to many. Storm was the driving force behind so many of our accomplishments due to his insistence that “WE GET THIS BUILT!” If you were fortunate enough to know Storm, you know that it’s impossible to quantify the measure of this man with a few simple words. If you didn’t know Storm, just know that if he loved you and believed in you, he would have walked through hell to help you-whether you wanted him to or not. His memory will live on through those of us who took that walk with him.
How You Can Help
Send a Donation
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free. Just click here to give online and directly support the life-honoring work of the GMVVMF.
Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a volunteer. Email us at email@example.com to learn more about the group of men and women who are championing the development of this memorial.
Leave a Mark
Engraved bricks and pavers are still available for purchase. Ranging from $100 to $750, your contribution will help make up the design and impact of the memorial. Fill out this form to get started.
What People Say
We are in debt to those who have given selflessly for our freedom and our Country. Let’s remember them always.C. McKinnon, Community Member
Thank you for your efforts in caring for those who chose to serve this country no matter what the reason! Love ya Storm!D. Hatcher, Community Member
“THE NATION WHICH FORGETS ITS DEFENDERS WILL ITSELF BE FORGOTTEN ONE DAY.”-President Calvin Coolidge-
Read Our Updates
- Summer 2023 UpdateJust wanted to give everyone a quick update as we head deeper into Summer. The dedication of the Memorial is scheduled for Veterans Day – November 11th, 2023. We are still working on a time so as not to conflict too much with events that will be ongoing at Tahoma National. Work is continuing toContinue reading “Summer 2023 Update”
- Construction UpdatesThanks to the incredibly big heart of this community and so many neighboring communities, we are well on our way to being able to fully fund the construction of the first phase of the Maple Valley Veterans Memorial. This first phase will consist of landscaping, access improvements, some paving, the layout and building of theContinue reading “Construction Updates”
- What a year!October 6th, 2020 The Board of Directors of the Greater Maple Valley Veterans Memorial Foundation wanted to take a few minutes and give you all an update on the memorial. The past several months have been challenging for many as the Covid virus has snagged headlines all over the world. It has truly been anContinue reading “What a year!”
The Greater Maple Valley Community Center property at the corner of SE 248th and Witte Rd is the approved site where the memorial will be located. November 11, 2018 marked the dedication and informal groundbreaking of the memorial. Once completed, the memorial shall serve as symbol of thanks from a grateful nation. It shall also serve as a catalyst to help promote awareness and to raise funds for local, veteran related issues.