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SO,

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UM, OKAY.

TAKE IT AWAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE LET'S BEGIN

[ AGENDA MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION City Hall - Council Chambers 6131 Taylorsville Road October 28, 2020 6:00 P.M. ]

THIS MEETING OF THE MILITARY AND VETERANS COMMISSION OR 28, UH, OCTOBER, 2020.

WE'LL START OFF WITH, UH, THE CALL ORDER.

WE JUST HAD IT.

WE'LL SET A PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

UM, DO WE ALL WANT TO SAY IT? UH, DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY IT? AND UM, EVERYBODY JUST PUT THEIR HANDS OVER YOUR HEARTS.

THAT'S OKAY.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, AND JEFF, CAN YOU DO DAN VOCATION FOR US EARLY? DO THAT GUYS, HAVE YOU BEARING WITH ME WHILE THE GUY, HOLY HOLY SPIRIT AND LORD JESUS.

WE JUST THANK YOU FOR THIS DAY.

WE JUST THANK YOU FOR, UH, FOR THE BEAUTIFUL FALL WEATHER.

EVEN THOUGH WE'VE GOT SOME RAIN GOING ON, WE ASK YOU FATHER TO BE WITH THOSE FOLKS FROM LOUISIANA RIGHT NOW THAT ARE FACING HURRICANE ZETA FATHER.

JUST BE WITH THE COMMISSION TONIGHT, AS WE DISCUSS THOSE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON THAT ARE PREVALENT AND, UH, AND FUTURE EVENTS THAT WE'VE GOT COMING UP.

WE JUST THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND THE ENERGY TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.

AND WE ASK YOU LORD, JUST TO GUIDE US AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO HELP THE VETERANS AND THEY TOTAL FORCE MEMBERS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

WE LOVE YOU.

WE THANK YOU.

AND WE PRAISE YOU AND WE ASK ALL OF THESE THINGS IN YOUR SON'S NAME.

AMEN.

YOU MAN.

HEY ROB, WE HAVE A ROLL CALL, CERTAINLY.

MR. BRENNER, MR. CROMER HERE.

MR. GERARD HERE.

MR. GRIGGS HERE.

MR. FAN PRESENT.

MR. LESLIE HERE.

MRS. MRS. SOLOMON, I THINK YOU FORGOT ME.

OH, AYE.

MR. HOFF.

I DID NOT.

I'M LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU TO, UH, TO MR. HOFF'S HERE.

SO WE DO IS HERE.

ALL RIGHT, SO WE'RE MISSING, UM, THREE PEOPLE.

OKAY.

YES, WE DO HAVE A FORUM.

ALL RIGHT.

VERY GOOD.

THAT'S IMPORTANT PART.

YEP.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

UM, EVERYONE RECEIVED A MINUTES BY ELECTRONIC MEANS IF THERE ARE NO CORRECTIONS AND WE'LL LET THE MINISTER STAND AS APPROVE.

IF ANY CORRECTIONS COMMENTS IN A MINUTES WILL STAND AS APPROVED.

AND I SEE MRS. SOLOMON JOINED HALO.

ELIZABETH.

ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS? I DON'T SEE ANY ON THE, UM, ON THE AGENDA.

IS THERE SOMETHING I MISSED? OKAY.

NOTHING WE HAD NOTED.

OKAY.

HEARING NONE.

ARE THERE ANY CITIZENS COMMENTS, UH, IS ANY CITIZENS, ARE ANY CITIZENS ONLINE? UH, THERE ARE NOT.

LET ME DOUBLE CHECK THE, UM, THE WRITE IN, UH, ADDRESS.

UH, I CHECKED IT EARLIER.

THERE WAS NOTHING, BUT LET ME DOUBLE CHECK AGAIN.

THERE IS, THERE IS NOTHING.

OKAY.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A GNOSIS AND COMMENTS.

WE WILL MOVE ON.

UH, I WAS GONNA START OFF LOOKING AT OH, BUSINESS.

UH, FIRST THING WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AND REEF LANG.

UH, JEFF, UH, SEEMED LIKE YOU GOT YOUR HAND IN EVERYTHING HERE, SO WE'LL START OFF.

UH, WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THAT? YEAH.

SO, UH, I KNOW THAT BILL HAS SECURED THE, UH, THE LIVE TRUMPETER FOR US.

THE ONE THAT PLAYED FOR US LAST YEAR IS GOING TO PLAY FOR US AGAIN.

SO THAT'S, THAT'S A THUMBS UP AND I JUST GOT THE NOTE IN THE LAST HALF HOUR FROM CHIEF MCCAIN, WE HAVE OUR ACTIVE DUTY AIRMAN FLIGHT.

THAT WILL BE THERE.

THAT'LL BE, I THINK IT WAS AROUND SEVEN AIRMAN.

AND SO THAT'S GOOD.

WE GOT THAT.

UH, RAY IS GOING TO SUPPLY US A MULTI FLAG HOLDER THAT WE CAN SAND BACK DOWN AND THE AIRMEN ARE GOING TO BRING SANDBAGS FOR US SO THAT WE CAN HOLD UP HIS HAND UP.

AND I'M GOING TO CALL ON YOU HERE, RAIN, JUST SAY, AND SO WE'VE GOT THAT LINED UP.

UM, I BELIEVE MAYOR GORE, WE'VE GOT HIM LINED UP.

THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO THE SPEAKER FROM THE BASE WILL BE, BUT STACY, UH, I'M WORKING WITH STACY ON THAT AND WE SHOULD KNOW SOMETHING SOON.

I WOULD THINK FOR THAT.

SO I THINK YOU GUYS HAVE SEEN THE DRAFT OF THE, THE CEREMONY, A SCRIPT, AND I THINK RAY, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU TO LET, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT WITH THE MIAMI VALLEY MARINES, MIAMI VALLEY, YOUNG MARINES AND ALL THAT.

WELL, IT TURNS OUT, UH, DUE TO MY, UH, UNAVOIDABLE ABSENCE FROM THE LAST MEETING, THE, THE FACT THAT, UH, I LEARNED ABOUT THE YOUNG MARINES THAT WAS ON THE AGENDA JUST BY LOOKING AT THE MINUTES IN SINGING OUR NAME, POP UP ON THE AGENDA.

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UH, IT TURNS OUT WE WERE A LITTLE TOO LATE BECAUSE UH, SOMEONE HAD CONTACTED MR. MILLER EARLIER AND LOGGED IN TO EVENTS ALREADY WITH THE YOUNG MARINES ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY.

AS FAR AS FAR AS YOUNG MARINES PERSONNEL IS CONCERNED, THEY WILL NOT BE THERE.

HOWEVER, COMMA, I WILL BE SUPPLYING TO SERVICE FLAGS IN THE FLAG STAND, GOT TO GET OUT AND GET IT PAINTED, BUT, UH, I'LL HAVE THAT DONE.

AND, UH, I'LL BE THERE WITH THAT MYSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION.

AND, UH, UM, I'LL HAVE THAT READY TO GO.

AND WHAT WAS THE KICKOFF? WHAT IS THE, UH, PREPARATION TIME OR WIVE ETHIC? WE'D PROBABLY, WELL, LAST YEAR I KNOW WE KICKED OFF AT FOUR O'CLOCK, SO I WOULD SAY IF WE WERE THERE AT THREE 30, WE SHOULD FINE.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

WELL, THERE WE WENT SO LATE LAST YEAR.

YES.

BECAUSE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT LIKE, FOR THE FOLKS FROM THE BASE, UH, SOME OF THOSE FOLKS WILL BE WORKING SO THEY WON'T GET OFF UNTIL THAT TIME.

AND THEN WE WERE THINKING THAT SOME, SOME FOLKS LIKE THE SCHOOLS ARE IN ON VETERAN'S DAY.

AND SO YOU HAVE FOLKS THAT ARE WORKING THAT DAY AND WE FIGURED FOUR O'CLOCK WOULD BE A REASONABLE TIME, UM, THAT FOLKS COULD COME.

OKAY.

YEP.

MAKE, YEAH, I REMEMBER NOW.

OKAY.

UM, I WILL CHECK WITH CHIEF MCCAIN AND SEE IF POSSIBLY THE, UH, BASE HONOR GUARD WOULD BE ABLE TO HELP US OUT WITH THE, UH, FIRING DETAIL SO WE CAN HAVE OUR 21 GUN SALUTE.

SO I'LL CHECK WITH CHIEF ON THAT AND SEE, UM, CAUSE HE IN HIS MESSAGE TO ME, HE SAID, IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE YOU GUYS NEED, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND WE'LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.

SO, OKAY.

YEAH.

WELL, IF I CAN REMIND YOU, YOU CAN HAVE A 21 GUN SALUTE WITH SEVEN PERSONNEL IN ONE COMMANDER OR THREE PERSONNEL COMMANDER.

YOU JUST SHOOT SEVEN TIMES.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

YEP.

AGREED.

SO WE'LL, WE'LL FOLLOW UP ON THAT.

AND UH, I I'M FEELING PRETTY COMFORTABLE THAT WE, UH, BILL HAS GRACIOUSLY AGREED TO BE VOLUN-TOLD TO BE OUR, UH, OUR MC AGAIN, I WILL BACK UP FOR HIM IF, UH, IF I NEED TO BE.

AND YEAH, I THINK WE'LL BE IN GOOD SHAPE.

THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

WE WON'T NEED A MICROPHONE AS LONG AS BILL IS THERE? NO, I HAVE A QUESTION.

FORTUNATELY, ROB WILL BE THERE WITH HIS PORTABLE MIKE SYSTEM, IF EVERYTHING ELSE FAILS.

THAT'S RIGHT.

AND JEFF, GO AHEAD QUESTION.

UM, AT THE END OF REMARKS, I SAID, PRESENT THE COLORS.

THAT'S STILL GOING TO BE THE STATEMENT OR IT WOULD BE SOMETHING ELSE.

YES.

BECAUSE WHAT WE'LL DO IS WE'LL GO AHEAD AND WE'LL, WE'LL HAVE IMPROBABLY.

WE'LL SEE IF TWO OF THE AIRMEN WOULD DO THIS FOR US, HAD THEM RUN THE AMERICAN FLAG UP THE POLE WHILE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS PLAYING.

AND THEN WHEN THAT FINISHES, WE COULD GO AHEAD AND I'VE ASKED ROB, IF HE CAN CHECK IN TO BUTTON UP A TEMPORARY POOL TO PUT UP THE POW MIA FLAG AFTER THE AMERICAN FLAG IS POSTED, AND THEN WE COULD RUN THE, RUN THAT UP AND BRING IT BACK DOWN AND HALF MASS AS WELL AS WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG AND THEN PLAY TAPS.

OKAY.

SO THAT WAS KIND OF THE PLAN.

OKAY.

BUT, UH, WHERE WE HAVE A YOUNG MORAINES WOULD PROBABLY BE THE ART, THE BASE COLORED ART, MAYBE.

YEAH.

I WILL GO IN AND FIX THAT TONIGHT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

EXCELLENT.

OKAY.

UH, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY I'M REEF LANE, RIGHT.

KNOWING THAT WE'RE NOT PLANNING ON PRESENTING ONE OF THE AWARDS THIS TIME.

ARE WE, UM, I DON'T KNOW, WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THAT.

WE, AS FAR AS, WERE YOU MEAN AT THE CEREMONY THOUGH? YEAH.

WE HAD TALKED ABOUT DOING IT AT VETERANS MEMORIAL DAY, BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IF WE WERE GOING TO DO IT THIS YEAR OR START THAT OFF, UH, NEXT YEAR.

WELL, SINCE OUR FIRST ONE IS THE MIAMI VALLEY YOUNG MARINES AND IN THE COMMANDER, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION CONSIDERING THE JUXTAPOSITION OF SERVICE ON MEMORIAL, ON VETERAN'S DAY, IT WOULD BE HIGHLY IN BAD TASTE, UH, FOR US TO RECEIVE THAT KIND OF AWARD AT THE, ON THAT DAY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

WELL, OKAY.

WE HAVE A MOTION THAT WE DON'T DO THAT I HAVE A SECOND ON IT.

I'LL SECOND IT, OKAY.

SECOND.

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ALL IN FAVOR.

SAY AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED.

SAY NATE.

OKAY.

HERE IN NO NAYS.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE IT.

AND I THINK THAT CARRIES.

I NEED TO DO A VOICE VOTE WRAP.

NO, I THINK THAT'LL BE FINE, SIR.

OKAY.

SO THERE'S NO WORDS.

YES.

AND AFTER, AS AN AFTER EFFECT, UH, WOULD YOU HAVE TIME TO PREPARE ALL THAT STUFF? I GUESS YOU WOULD.

I SUPPOSE WOULDN'T TAKE THAT MUCH TIME TO PREPARE IT.

I WAS JUST NOT THAT I'M JUST TALKING TO FORGET IT.

I'M GOING TO SHUT MY MOUTH.

UH, CAUSE WE ALREADY POKED IT.

I, UM, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS DISCUSSION? WELL, SO SINCE BILL BROUGHT UP THE VET'S RECOGNITION, I WAS GOING TO BRING THAT UP AS ITEM E.

DO YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND TALK ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW SINCE WE'RE I WOULD RATHER DO IT, UH, YOU KNOW WHAT, SINCE WE STARTED, WE OPENED THAT CAN OF WORMS WE HIT.

OKAY, WELL, SO IT IS, WE'D BE, I THINK WE HAD AGREED BECAUSE WE HAD NOMINATED, UH, THE COMMANDER OF THE YOUNG, UH, MIAMI VALLEY MARINES AND THE MIAMI VALLEY YOUNG MARINES AS BEING OUR FIRST RECIPIENTS.

AND I KNOW BILL AND RAY HAD TAKEN THAT TO THE LODGE, THE HUBER HEIGHTS, MASONIC LODGE SEVEN 77.

AND I BELIEVE BILL, I'LL ASK YOU TO UPDATE EVERYBODY ON THERE.

WE HAD A, A UNANIMOUS VOTE THAT, UH, HUBER HEIGHTS, MASONIC LODGE NUMBER SEVEN 77 WILL SPONSOR AND PROVIDE THE, UH, PLAQUES.

UM, IT, UH, GOT A LOT OF POSITIVE COMMENTS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF VETERANS IN OUR LIVES, SO, UH, I THINK IT WAS A WIN-WIN SITUATION.

ARE YOU GOOD? AND THEN I KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU GUYS SAW IT, BUT I KNOW THAT RAY DESIGNED IT REALLY NICE A THAT WOULD GO ON TO THE PLAQUE AND I MEAN, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, RIGHT? YEAH.

IT WAS REALLY NICE JOB.

I THINK WE JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHEN CAN WE MAKE THE PRESENTATIONS? YEAH.

UM, PERHAPS, UH, IT SEEMS, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE PRESENTATION MIGHT BE BETTER DONE AT AN EDDY COMMISSION MEETING.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

PROXIMAL TO THOSE DATES OR ANY OTHER DATE OF THE COMMISSION'S CHOICE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DO IT AT THE, UH, ON MEMORIAL DAY OR VETERAN'S DAY, YOU'RE KIND OF TAKEN AWAY FROM THE, THE CONTENT OF THE CEREMONY ITSELF, DON'T YOU THINK? YES.

I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

NEXT MEETING.

IT WILL BE IN JANUARY, BUT THAT MAY BE TOO FAR OUT BECAUSE THIS, THIS AWARD IS FROM 2020.

RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.

OKAY.

JANUARY, FIRSTLY, I DON'T THINK SO BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE EXPLAIN IS THAT IT IS IN RECOGNITION, YOU KNOW, WE'VE, WE'VE AGREED THAT WE'LL DO IT ON VETERAN DAY AND MEMORIAL DAY, BUT THAT WAS JUST KIND OF THE BENCHMARKS OF WHEN WE'RE GOING TO DO THE AWARDS AS FAR AS PRESENTATION, THAT REALLY IS, IS KIND OF AS LONG AS WE'RE CLOSE, YOU KNOW, LIKE NEXT YEAR, POSSIBLY WE COULD DO IT IN OCTOBER.

LIKE THIS MEAN, IF WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO DO IT FOR VETERAN'S DAY, WE COULD DO IT PRIOR TO VETERANS DAY.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? UM, AND SAME THING WITH MEMORIAL DAY, WE COULD DO IT PRIOR TO, INSTEAD OF BEING BEYOND.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT PERHAPS HAVING THREE AWARDS NEXT YEAR, ONE IN JANUARY TO COVER THIS YEAR AND THEN A TO 2021.

YEAH.

OKAY.

YEAH, HE DOES PORTRAITS.

THE, UH, UH, REACHING BACK FOR 2020, UM, YOUNG MARINES ARE NO STRANGER TO AWARDS AND A LOT OF IT IS GOT IS, IS RECEIVED IN ONE YEAR FOR PERFORMANCE IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

SO IT'S NO STRANGE IDEA OR ANYTHING.

NO.

OKAY.

AND I THINK WITH, WITH 2020 BEING AS, AS JACKED UP AS IT HAS BEEN, I DON'T THINK ANYBODY'S GOING TO BE SURPRISED THAT WE'RE DOING STUFF FROM 2020 AND 2021.

OH, I WOULD HAVE CHOSEN MORE HENRI TERMINOLOGY TO DESCRIBE 2020, BUT I'LL, WE'LL GO WITH YOURS.

OR WE DO HAVE LADIES ON, ON BOARD AND IT'S APPROPRIATE TO, UH, TO EXPRESS THAT KIND OF TERMINOLOGY WITH, UH, WITH THE FEMALE GENDER PRESENT.

I AM AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN.

I KINDA LOST IT.

I GOT A PHONE CALL CAME UP.

UH, OKAY.

UM, WELL, SO, UM, SO, SO AL I WOULD SHOW THAT OUR MEETING IN JANUARY WOULD BE WEDNESDAY 27TH.

IS THAT CORRECT? ROB, DO YOU SEE THAT? I SHOULD BE THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY, IF THAT'S IT THEN, UH, THEN YES.

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UM, LET ME, UH, LET ME DOUBLE CHECK ACCOUNT.

OKAY.

WHAT ABOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE AWARD IS SO THAT THEY CAN BE THERE WITH CONNECT? CAN THAT BE DONE OR IS IT YOU WANT TO HOLD ON THAT OR, AND CERTAINLY, UH, MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE AN INVITATION GET AN RSVP FROM THEM.

UH, IF WE'RE LIVE, IF NOT, THEN, UH, YOU KNOW, WE CAN JOIN IN, IN THIS FORM, UH, TO MAKE THE PRESENTATION, BUT WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE AVAILABLE.

IF NOT, THEN WE'LL MAKE SURE TO, UH, UM, TO GET A DATE AND TIME A SCHEDULE AROUND THEM.

BUT YES, I'M SHOWING THE FOURTH, WEDNESDAY, UH, BEING THE 27TH THERE IN JANUARY, SO, WELL, YOU'RE GOING TO, WELL, I WAS GOING TO SAY, SO I, AGAIN, NOT BEING A VOTING MEMBER, I CAN'T MAKE A RECOMMEND, I CAN'T MAKE A MOTION, BUT I WOULD SUGGEST WE MAKE A MOTION THAT AN ALBUM, UNFORTUNATELY, YOU'RE GOING TO KIND OF BEAR THE BRUNT ON THIS ONE.

I WOULD MAKE A SUGGESTION THAT SOMEONE MAKE A MOTION THAT AL WRITE AN INVITATION, A CONGRATULATION LADDER FOR BEING NOMINATED AND EARNING THE AWARD, AND THEN INVITING THEM TO THAT.

WE CAN JUST MAKE OUT A STANDARD BLOCK LETTER.

YEAH.

I FOUND ONE ONLINE SOMEWHERE.

SURE.

UM, THEY GOT PICK IT UP.

IT'S, IT'S KIND OF, UH, GOING SORT OF PASSING OVER INTO MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE A BIT.

I'D BE, I'D BE GLAD TO DRAFT ONE UP FOR YOU AND PASS IT TO YOU.

SOUND LIKE YOU GOT IT.

OKAY.

YOU DID A MAN, RIGHT? I USED TO BE, UH, UH, I USED TO LEAD A WHOLE WING, SO I KNOW HOW TO LET SOMEBODY ELSE DO THE JOB, BUT IT WAS THE SUITE FLOORS TOO.

SO I GOT THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

HEY, ANY MORE DISCUSSION ON THAT TOPIC, GARY? NONE.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO BEAT.

YEAH.

JAMIE HAS A QUESTION, JUST BACK TO YOUR, UM, CERTIFICATE PROGRAM.

I JUST REMEMBERED FROM MEETING MINUTES THAT I TYPED PREVIOUSLY, UM, YOU HAD ONE APPLICANT, IS THAT CORRECT? OR ONE NOMINEE AND THAT WAS KEEGAN.

AND THEN YOU DECIDED THAT YOU ALL WERE GONNA VOTE ON THAT, OR WHAT IS THAT? I FORGOT WHAT YOU, HOW YOU WANTED TO FINALIZE THAT APPLICATION PROCESS.

WELL, I TELL YOU WHAT LET'S LET'S WHY DON'T WE DO THIS? WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD AND HAVE, AND RACE, SINCE YOU WERE FUNDED, WROTE UP, EAT THE PACKAGES.

WHY DON'T WE GO AHEAD.

AMIT BOOK NOW, BOTH FOR IT.

AND IT'S DONE.

YEAH.

RIGHT, RIGHT.

YEAH.

GOOD SUGGESTION.

RAY, YOU WANT TO NOMINATE, UM, YOU ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DUMP NOMINATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE J KEKE AND MILLER COMMANDER OF THE MIAMI VALLEY, YOUNG MARINES AS OUR INDIVIDUAL AWARDEE.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE THE MIAMI VALLEY YOUNG MARINES AS THE GROUP OF WARRIORS.

VERY GOOD.

OKAY.

I GOT, I GOT A MOTION AND A SECOND ON THE AWARD NOMINEES FOR THE, UH, SERVICE AWARDS.

UM, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

SAY NATE AND THE VOICE AND THE SPINNING OUT A CHAIR TO EYES HABITS.

SO, UH, THE NOMINATION SCARY.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL ALL, LET RAY PREPARE THE LETTERS AND THEN WE'LL CIRCULATE IT WITH EVERYONE AND GET IT OUT TO THE, UH, NOMINEES OR WINNERS.

WHAT ARE YOUR WINNERS? RIGHT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE VETERANS MEMORIAL SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE.

JEFF.

YOU'RE ON IT AGAIN.

WELL, I'M GOING TO, I'M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO ROD BECAUSE ROB HAS ALL THESE, THE INTEL ON WHAT'S GOING ON.

IT'S IT'S BEEN, THERE'S A LOT GUYS.

SO ROB YOU'RE ON BROTHER.

ALL RIGHT.

SOUNDS GOOD.

UH, WHAT I'LL DO IS I'LL JUST GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN AND, UH, SHOW THE PHOTOS OF THE, UM, OF THE DEPICTED, UH, PLANS.

UM, SEEMS TO BE A SIGNIFICANT LAG HERE.

OKAY.

HERE WE GO.

KEEP YOUR HEAD STILL, JOE.

I KNOW, I'M SORRY.

I'M DOING THE BOBBLEHEAD.

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YEAH.

OKAY.

YOU SHOULD, UH, YOU SHOULD SEE A, UM, A DIAGRAM NOW.

WELL, WE SEE AN SR RIGHT NOW.

OH YEAH.

I SEE IT NOW.

YEAH.

OKAY.

YEAH, THERE SEEMS TO BE A BIT OF A LAG.

SO, UM, I'LL, UH, I'LL MAKE SURE THAT I TRY TO ALLOW IT TO CATCH UP.

SO THE, UH, THE INITIAL DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT AND LAYOUT FOR THE SITE PLAN HAS BEEN DONE, UH, OBVIOUSLY, UH, OUR ORIGINAL KIND OF DEPICTIONS WERE JUST CONCEPTS OF WHAT COMPONENTS THAT WAS DESIRED TO BE INCLUDED.

AND THE ARCHITECTS HAVE NOW TAKEN THE, UM, SITE SURVEY AND STEADY AND DEPICTED AND PLACED IT AND CREATED A SCALE DIAGRAM.

SO YOU SEE THE, UM, UH, PARKING LOT AND THE MAIN CIRCULAR AREA, THAT MAIN CIRCULAR AREA IS WHAT WE'LL REFER TO AS THE MAIN MONUMENT.

UH, THE MAIN, THE MAIN MONUMENT AREA INCLUDES A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT COMPONENTS.

UH, ONE OF WHICH IS OF COURSE, A MAIN ENTRANCE WALK, UH, ORNAMENTAL AREAS COMING IN AND THE, IN THE SPHERICAL PART IN THE CENTER, UH, THE KIND OF HALF MOON LOOKING THING IS A SEATING WALL, UH, THAT OVER SEATS, THE, UM, WHAT YOU SEE THE BRICKS, UH, THOSE WOULD BE DIFFERENT SIZE, UH, SHAPE AND COLOR OF BRICKS OR A MEMORIAL BRICKS THAT PEOPLE CAN, UH, CAN PURCHASE AN INLAY WITH, UM, UH, MEMBERS THEY WISH TO HONOR.

THEN YOU HAVE THE MAIN SERVICE PILLARS AND WE'LL, UH, I HAVE, UH, DETAILED DRAWINGS OF THOSE HERE IN A MOMENT THAT ARE GOING TO BE EIGHT FEET, 10 INCHES TALL, UH, THAT WILL CREATE KIND OF THE ARCH, UH, LEADING INTO THE MAIN PORTION OF THE DEDICATION MEMORIAL.

AND THAT WILL CONSIST OF THREE MAIN PILLARS.

UH, ONE OF WHICH IS THE MAIN DEDICATION MONUMENT ONE, WHICH WILL BE A PILLAR OF INSCRIPTIONS AND QUOTES AND THE THIRD BEING A PILLAR DEPICTING, UH, THE, UH, THE HISTORY OF WARS TO THE, UH, NORTH OR TOP OF THAT, YOU SEE KIND OF THE OBLONG SHAPED A LITTLE SIDEWALK THAT IS A WALK OF THE WARS, UH, STARTING WITH RIGHT OFF THE BAT, THE, UH, AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

NOW I'M GOING TO ZOOM THIS IN AND SEE IF IT WORKS AND HOPEFULLY, UH, HOPEFULLY IT DOES.

SO I'LL LET IT CATCH UP WITH ME HERE WORK.

SO DOES IT LOOK LIKE RESUMED IN? OKAY, SO WHAT WE HAVE IS WE HAVE, UM, GRANITE OR SOME FORM OF INLAID, THE, UH, THE FINAL, UH, MATERIAL CHOICES IS NOT MADE YET.

WE WE'VE GOT TO GET THOSE SELECTIONS PROVIDED TO US.

UH, AND IT WOULD JUST DEPICT, UH, THE DATE AND THE NAME OF THE, UH, OF THE WAR CONFLICT TO THE SIDE.

THERE'LL BE A SIGN OR A POST THAT WILL DEPICT MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT IT.

I'M GOING TO ZOOM BACK OUT A LITTLE BIT SO THAT YOU CAN SEE IN SOME DETAIL, I NEED TO ZOOM OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE.

THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD.

LIKE IT IS ACTUALLY.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SO AS WE, UM, IF IT'S CALLED BACK UP TO ME, AS WE WALK THROUGH EACH WAR AND CONFLICT IS TO PICK THAT AND KIND OF NOTED HERE, AND YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SEE IT IN THE DISTINCTION IS, IS THAT THE DISTANCE MEASURED IN FEET IS EQUIVALENT TO THE DISTANCE.

EACH FOOT WOULD REPRESENT A YEAR.

SO AS PEOPLE WALK THE, UH, THE, THE WALK OF THE WARS, THEY GET A PHYSICAL REPRESENTATION OF BOTH DISTANCE RELATED TO THE TIME BETWEEN EACH ONE OF THOSE WARS, UH, IN CONFLICTS, IN THE HISTORY ALL THE WAY UP TO MODERN HISTORY.

SO, UH, BEING THE EDUCATIONAL PIECE, UM, OF THE, UH, OF THE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL ITSELF BEING VERY IMPORTANT, UH, I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY INTERESTING AND UNIQUE WAY TO DEPICT A TRUE SENSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME BETWEEN, UH, BE IT LONG OR BE IT SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, UH, RELATIVE TO THE, UH, TO THE DIFFERENT WARS.

SO, UH, I THINK THAT THAT CONCEPT IN OF ITSELF IS GOING TO BE REALLY, REALLY COOL.

UH, AND WHAT REALLY SET THIS, UM, THIS APART AND HOPEFULLY CONTINUE TO BE A REGIONAL DRAW, UH, FOR SCHOOLS AND GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO COME AND HOPEFULLY FIELD TRIP OUT AND REALLY MAKE USE AND, AND LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WHAT, UH, ALL THE VETERANS HAVE DONE TO PRESERVE THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF OUR COUNTRY.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THAT COMING TOGETHER.

UH, LET ME MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PICTURE.

OH, CAN YOU GO BACK? IS IT POSSIBLE TO GO BACK ON THAT? YEAH, GO AHEAD.

CAN YOU JUST DO, OKAY.

I THINK I CAN SEE IT, BUT NUMBER ONE, UH, THAT, UH, THAT THING LOOKS, LOOKS LIKE UP IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER.

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IT LOOKS LIKE STRAW WEAVE.

WHAT DOES THAT REPRESENT? IT'S JUST A TOPOGRAPHICAL THING THAT'S KIND OF OUTSIDE.

UM, UH, IT, IT MEANS NOTHING.

IT'S JUST PART OF THE, UH, PART OF THE DRAWING FISH.

SECOND THING WHERE YOU PUT YOUR ARROW ON THE FLAG WHERE THE MAIN FLAG IS.

I THINK I KNOW WHERE IT IS.

WELL, THERE'LL BE A, THERE'LL BE A SERIES OF FLAGS AROUND THE MAIN MONUMENT.

THERE'LL BE THE SURFACE FLAGS AND AN AMERICAN FLAG.

UH, AND I MEANT THE U S FLAG IN PARTICULAR.

YES.

THAT'S ALL, THAT'S ALL IN THAT CIRCLE RIGHT THERE.

YES.

AND THE, UH, APPROACH PATHWAY FOR CEREMONIAL PURPOSES, IS THAT A PATH THAT LEADS FROM WEST TO EAST? IS THAT CORRECT? RIGHT THERE.

YEP.

OKAY.

YOU GOT IT.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THIS WOULD BE, UM, AS IF YOU WERE WALKING UP TO YOU AND AGAIN, THIS IS A VERY ROUGH, 3D DRAWING, NOT QUITE A RENDERING, UH, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE WORKING ON THOSE NOW, UH, CAUSE WE NEEDED TO, UH, TO PICK SIZE AND SCALE FIRST.

SO IF YOU WERE WALKING UP TO A, THIS WOULD BE GRADE, UM, AND YOU CAN SEE THE, IN AN ARCH, UH, THE FOUR ON THIS SIDE, FOUR ON THIS SIDE SERVICE PILLARS, AND THEN THE MONUMENT PILLARS IN THE MIDDLE OF THESE THREE PILLARS WILL BE ONE OF TWO THINGS OR PERHAPS BOTH, UH, IN A TURTLE FLAME, UH, AND A, UM, UH, ENERGIZED EMITTED LIGHT THAT SHINES STRAIGHT UP, POSSIBLY BOTH.

UH, THE LIGHT WOULD BE USED FOR LIKELY EVENTS, BUT, UH, WE'RE COSTING THAT OUT, BUT WE CERTAINLY WANT SOME MEMORIAL AND ETERNAL DEPICTION, UH, YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZING WHAT THE FOR, SO THAT WILL BE THE CENTERPIECE THAT WILL KIND OF GLOW AND GO BETWEEN.

OBVIOUSLY THESE PILLARS ARE SEPARATED AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE HIM BETWEEN THEM.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, THAT WOULD ALSO HAVE THE BACKDROP TO WHAT RATE JUST BROUGHT UP, UH, THE FLAGS, UH, THE SERVICE FLAGS AND OF COURSE, UH, UNITED STATES FLAG.

THIS IS KIND OF A RENDERING TO SHOW A, THE AVERAGE SIZE OF A, OF AN ADULT MALE, UH, FOR THE SCALE OF WHAT THE, UM, THE PILLARS WOULD BE, UH, THIS DEPICTS IN THE CENTER SEATING WALL, UH, THAT WOULD GO ALONG THE MONUMENT BRICKS.

UH, THE NEXT IS THE DEPICTION OF WHAT THE SERVICE PILLARS WILL LOOK LIKE.

UM, IT WILL CONTAIN OF COURSE UP TOP A 24 INCH BRONZE TYPE LOGO OR CEO, I SHOULD SAY, OF EACH RESPECTIVE BRANCH OF SERVICE.

UH, WE'LL HAVE A, UM, A TITLE OF WHEN THE BRANCH WAS, UH, UM, BROUGHT INTO COMMISSION AS WELL AS THE, UH, THE MISSION STATEMENT FOR EACH BRANCH AND AN IMAGE PROPERLY DEPICTING EACH REPRESENTATIVE BRANCH.

UH, THE EIGHTH BRANCH WAS, UM, UH, DECIDED OR NOT BRANCH, BUT THE EIGHTH PILLAR, SINCE WE NEED TO BE SYMMETRICAL, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO DO THINGS, UH, HAVING THREE ON ONE SIDE FOUR ON THE OTHER, UM, UH, MR. LESLIE OF COURSE CAME UP WITH THE GREAT IDEA THAT WAS STARING US IN THE FACE AND DEPICTING A POW MIA.

SO WITH THAT BEING OUR, UM, UH, ALSO ONE MAIN CONTRIBUTOR ATTRIBUTE TO THE, UH, TO THE MEMORIAL ITSELF.

SO WE WILL HAVE, UM, SEVEN SERVICES OR SEVEN BRANCHES AND A POW BEING THE, UH, BEING THE EIGHTH, UM, MEMORIALIZED SERVICE PILLAR.

SO THAT IS IT IN A NUTSHELL, UH, WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL MEETING IN A WEEK OR SO TO FINALIZE THE DRAWINGS.

UH, THE DRAWINGS WILL BE, UH, PUT INTO A BID PACKET AND WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THOSE READY TO GO ON SCHEDULE, UM, BY THE END OF THE MONTH AS WE HAD HOPED FOR, AND ALONG WITH THAT WILL COME MORE DETAILED RENDERINGS AND DEPICTIONS.

NOW THAT WE HAVE, UM, THE THINGS TO SCALE AND THE ACTUAL OUTLAYS DONE.

NOW, THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET INTO IN, IN DESIGN, IN DETAIL, SOME OF THE AVAILABLE MATERIALS AND BRING A LITTLE BIT MORE LIFE TO, UH, TO SOME OF THE IMAGES AND RENDERINGS.

SO THAT'S, UH, THAT'S WHAT I, UH, WHAT I HAVE, I'LL LEAVE THIS UP.

IF THERE WERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THE PICTURES THAT I SHOWED.

UH, I HAVE ONE, IF I MAY SURE.

UH, I'M GETTING A LOT OF INTEREST IN THE MEMORIAL ITSELF, HOW'S IT GOING, ET CETERA, FROM MY CIRCLES OF ACQUAINTANCE.

AND, UH, I WAS WONDERING IF, UH, PROBABLY NOT IN THIS MUCH DETAIL, BUT IF THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY KIND OF, UH, UH, I HOPE I GET THIS RIGHT, BUT LIKE A PUBLIC RELEASE DOCUMENT, LIKE EVERY COUPLE OF MONTHS OR SO THAT MIGHT SAY, OKAY, HERE'S WHERE WE ARE.

AND HERE HERE'S WHERE WE EXPECT TO DO STUFF LIKE THAT.

YOU KNOW, GENERAL COMMENTS.

ABSOLUTELY.

ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE KEY THINGS WE WERE WAITING FOR IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD AN ACCURATE REPRESENTATION

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IF YOU PICTURE OF THE FINAL DESIGN, UH, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE, UH, WHAT, WHAT THAT IS AND WHAT THAT'S GOING TO BE SINCE WE, UH, HAVE PRETTY MUCH DETERMINED THAT, UH, AND WE ARE, UH, FINALIZING THAT THEN THAT WILL CERTAINLY BEGIN TO OCCUR.

WE HAVE A, UM, IT WILL BE, UH, UM, H-HOW EACH.ORG/VETERANS MEMORIAL WILL BE A LANDING PAGE FOR IT AS WELL.

AND, UH, WE'VE GOT THE, UM, THE BASELINE OF THAT DEVELOPED AND PUT TOGETHER.

SO WE WILL ALSO SIMULTANEOUSLY LAUNCH THAT FOR REGULAR UPDATES, AS WELL AS WE WILL BE IDENTIFYING METHODS AND WAYS FOR ORGANIZATIONS, UH, THAT WISH TO CONTRIBUTE, UM, OPPORTUNITIES FOR THAT.

AND, UM, AND AS WELL AS, UH, BEGINNING THE BRIDGE PROGRAM, ET CETERA.

SO, UH, ALL THAT'S GOING TO BE DETERMINED BASED ON THE FINAL MATERIAL, UH, SELECTIONS, AND, UM, ONCE THE, UH, ONCE THE QUOTES AND BIDS COME IN, SO THAT WE'VE GOT A BETTER PRICING OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THAT, BUT THAT WILL BE, UH, THAT WILL BE RELATIVE SHORT ORDER.

THAT'S THAT'S EASY STUFF TO GET THROUGH THE DESIGN WAS, UM, UH, WAS, WAS THE, UH, THE TIME CONSUMING PORTION, FOR SURE.

SO WHEN THAT INFORMATION IS TRIGGERED IN THE WEBSITE, WILL THE COMMISSION MEMBERS BE NOTIFIED PRETTY MUCH RIGHT AWAY? BECAUSE I'VE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT I THINK SHOULD, SHOULD BE NOTIFIED FOR A LOT OF REASONS.

NUMBER ONE, BECAUSE OF THEIR VETERAN INTERESTS AND NUMBER TWO, BECAUSE THEY'RE POTENTIAL DONORS, WELL, THIS COMMISSION WILL BE THE ONES THAT WILL BE PROVIDED IN AND GIVEN THAT INFORMATION FIRST BECAUSE THE PROJECT RUNNING IN AND THROUGH IT.

SO, UH, THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION THAT SHORT IS, IS YES, CAUSE YOU, UH, ANY OF THE ACTIONS WILL BE LAUNCHED IN, IN TAKEN FROM THE COMMISSION.

SO, UH, WHEN WE'RE, WHEN WE'RE READY TO DO THAT, WE WILL BE PRESENTING THAT TO THE COMMISSION AND SAYING, HERE'S WHAT WE'VE GOT.

IF YOU'RE READY TO LAUNCH, THEN WE WILL, UH, WE WILL GO FROM THERE.

SO, ABSOLUTELY.

I HAVE A QUESTION TOO, AS FAR AS THE BRICKS, UM, GOING, YOU WERE SAYING, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT INFORMATION OUT KIND OF WHAT HE WAS MENTIONING TOO.

UM, WELL, WE HAVE KIND OF, UM, YOU KNOW, NOT FIRST DIBS, BUT KIND OF SPECIAL FOR EITHER FAMILY MEMBERS OR PEOPLE THAT WE KIND OF KNOW FIRSTHAND TO, TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT BECAUSE I HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE REACH OUT AS WELL.

SURE.

THERE'S, THERE'S GOING TO BE, UH, AND, AND THE, UH, THAT'S ONE OF THE TOPICS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BRING BACK WITH OPTIONS TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE HERE FOR THE NEXT MEETING, UH, IS, UH, GET INTO A LITTLE BIT MORE NITTY GRITTY WITH THAT.

UM, WE WANTED TO SEE HOW THE DESIGN WENT, UM, AND AS I EXPECTED, UM, THEY'RE, THEY'RE VERY CREATIVE IN THE WAY THAT THEY WANT TO APPROACH IT AND THAT HAVING, UH, DIFFERENT SIZES AND DIFFERENT STYLES OF THINGS TO A GRANITE SLAB, ALL THE WAY TO A, UM, UH, A SIMPLE, HUMBLE BRICK, UM, AND BEING ABLE TO INCORPORATE THAT AND COLORS IN WITHIN THE OVERALL THEME.

SO ONCE WE HAVE THAT, UH, THEN BASICALLY WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS YOU HAVE TO PRETTY MUCH FILL THE FIELD OF, OF BRICKS UP.

AND THEN AS PEOPLE WANT TO, UH, USE ONE OF THOSE BRICKS TO MEMORIALIZE THEM, THEN THEY PICK THEIR LOCATION.

WE REMOVE THE ORIGINAL ONE IN PLACE, THE, UH, THE ENGRAVED ONE IN.

SO, UM, TO ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, I THINK THAT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT, UM, UH, THE COMMISSION, WHEN WE FINALIZE THE, UH, THE BRICK PROGRAM AS TO SOME OF THE ELEMENTS AND, UH, THE PRIORITIES AND THE ABILITIES FOR EITHER COMMISSION MEMBERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, AND HOW LOCATIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE SELECT, WHETHER IT'S A LOTTERY SYSTEM, UM, THERE'S GOING TO BE MORE THAN ENOUGH BRICKS, UH, YOU KNOW, TO, TO GO AROUND WITHOUT A DOUBT.

UM, BUT I DO UNDERSTAND THAT IF SOMEBODY WOULD LIKE A CERTAIN LOCATION, UH, HOW WE, UH, HOW WE GO ABOUT THAT.

SO, UM, I, I THINK WE'LL LOOK AT SOME, SOME MODELS OF HOW SOME OTHER, UM, LARGER SCALE MONUMENTS AND PARKS HAVE DONE IT.

AND, UM, UH, YOU KNOW, AND I'VE SEEN A FEW, A FEW OF THEM ARE WHILE YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE YOUR CHOICE.

UM, AND THEN I'VE ALSO SEEN SEVERAL WHERE YOU ACTUALLY GO PHYSICALLY, UH, GO TO THE SITE AND PICK THE ACTUAL LOCATION, BECAUSE YOU'LL SEE, LOOK, IT'S THIS TYPE OF BRICK, OR THIS PIECE OF GRANTED, WE WILL LITERALLY GET A DUPLICATE ONE WITH THE ENGRAVING, AND THIS IS WHERE, YOU KNOW, YOUR SELECTION WILL GO.

SO, UH, HOW WE DO THAT, UM, UH, I THINK WE WILL BE, UM, COMING UP WITH THOSE SUGGESTIONS AND CREATE THAT, CREATE THAT PROGRAM, UH, BASED ON THOSE SUGGESTIONS HERE IN SHORT ORDER, I MAY BE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR, BUT WE'LL, UM, ONE OPTION B G I WANT TO BREAK, WHERE CAN I GO TO ORDER IT ONLINE? UM, AND AGAIN, IT'S GONNA DEPEND ON HOW, UM, AND WHAT THE SUPPLIER, SO

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AGAIN, IT'S NOT A SITUATION WHERE YOU JUST GO ORDER A BRICK AND THEN IT'S SHIPPED IN THIS BIG, WE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO COMPLETE THE, THE, THE GROUND SCAPE.

SO THE GROUND SCAPE WILL ALREADY CONTAIN THE PAVERS NECESSARY TO COMPLETE THE, THE HARDSCAPE OF THAT AREA.

AND AS WE GO THROUGH AND IDENTIFY IN, IN S AND, UM, SO THOSE BRICKS, IT WILL LIKELY ENTAIL IDENTIFYING A MAP, UM, AND A SPOT, UH, WHICH PARTICULAR BRICK HAS, THERE'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT SIZES, ET CETERA.

SO IF THAT'S DONE OR MORE OF A, UM, KIND OF A HANDS-ON THING, IT'S AS NICE AS IT WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY, THROW IT ONLINE.

SOMETIMES THAT IS MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN A, THAN JUST HAVING THE ABILITY.

MAYBE THE CONTACT INFORMATION WOULD BE ONLINE AND ON THE WEBSITE, BUT TO GO THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS AND DO IT IN AN AUTOMATED, YOU GENERALLY RUN INTO A MULTITUDE OF QUESTIONS AND SPECIAL ISSUES AND CONCERNS.

AND, UH, QUITE FRANKLY, SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE, IN MY OPINION, UH, DESERVES A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A, OF A CONCIERGE TYPE SERVICE WHERE, UH, THERE THERE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE PERSONAL, UH, CONTACT AND, UM, AND HANDS-ON INVOLVEMENT.

SO, UM, I JUST, JUST BASING IT ON SOME OTHER THINGS SIMILAR TO LIKE THE MILITARY BANNER, UM, YOU KNOW, PROGRAM THERE'S PICTURES, THERE'S A EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION, AND, AND SOMETIMES THAT'S JUST EASIEST DONE, UH, TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR END RESULT IS EXACTLY, UH, IT TAKES OUT THE GUESSWORK OF THE ANONYMITY OF PASSING IT THROUGH AN ONLINE SOURCE.

SO ADVERTISEMENT OF IT AND CONTACT OF IT WITHOUT A DOUBT, AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS IN ITS ENTIRETY ONLINE.

UM, I I'M, I'M DOUBTFUL.

IT WILL BE TO THAT EXTENT, UM, BECAUSE OF ALL THE REASONS I JUST MENTIONED.

WELL, I THINK CONTACT INFO IS GOOD.

I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE, UH, CITIZENS SAY 80 YEARS OLD AND OLDER THAT MAYBE ARE IN FROM, OR DISABLING WOULD LIKE TO LIKE TO HAVE THEIR LATE HUSBAND, LATE WHITE VETERAN, YOU KNOW, ON THE BRICKS, BUT JUST FOR JUST ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO OUT IS IF YOU WILL, OH, YEAH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

THERE'S UM, YES, I YOU'RE A HUNDRED PERCENT CORRECT.

AND, AND IT WOULD BE A MATTER OF MUCH LIKE THE BANNER PROGRAM.

WE RUN INTO THAT NOW WHERE, UH, YOU KNOW, WE, WE REACH OUT PERSONALLY AND WE COMMUNICATE WITH THEM AND MAKE SURE THAT WE, UM, CAN PROVIDE EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEED AND WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR TO HONOR THEIR HONOR THEIR VETERANS.

YEAH.

SO WE COULD IN FACT BE AMBASSADORS BY OURSELVES IF THEY COULDN'T GET OUT, I SUPPOSE YOU'RE DARN RIGHT.

IF WE'RE COUNTING ON IT.

YEAH.

YEAH, NO, I THINK THERE'LL BE WAYS THAT WE CAN FACILITATE THE PROCESS IF WE HAVE SOMEONE THAT'S, THAT'S ENABLED TO COME THROUGH, COME OUT AND DO THAT.

I THINK WE CAN WORK THAT OUT, CERTAINLY.

OKAY.

HEY, ROB, DO YOU HAVE ANY GUESSTIMATE ON TIMELINE ON WHEN, WHEN WE MAY EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT THAT WE'RE GOING TO PUBLISH IT OR ANYTHING ELSE, BUT AS FAR AS GROUNDBREAKING, UH, THAT I DON'T, THAT I DON'T KNOW, UH, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT TO MAKE SURE WE REALLY HAVE NO DEFINITIVE KNOWLEDGE ON DELIVERY, TIME OF ITEMS, THE BIG TICKET ITEMS, OBVIOUSLY BEING THE LARGER GRANITE SLABS, THERE'S MANY SUPPLIERS AND, YOU KNOW, THEY'VE REACHED OUT TO SOME, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE'VE GOT TO GET THROUGH THE BIDDING PROCESS FOR THAT.

AND, UH, ONCE WE, ONCE WE HAVE ALL THAT KNOWN, UH, THEN WE WILL BE ABLE TO, THE GOAL IS, IS TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THIS DONE TO WHERE WE CAN HAVE OUR MEMORIAL DAY, UM, EVENT AT, AS CLOSE TO A FINISHED, UM, MAYBE AT LEAST THE MAIN MONUMENT PORTION BEING FINISHED, UH, YOU KNOW, OF SOME FORM.

SO WE, I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK TO COMMITTED, BUT, UM, I'VE NOT BEEN POSED WITH ANY SIGNIFICANT OBSTACLES PREVENTING THAT, THAT SHY OF ANOTHER NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AND ALL THOSE THINGS.

SO, UM, YOU KNOW, SO THAT, THAT'S, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TARGETING FOR.

THAT'S GOOD.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

THROW IN JUST ONE REAL QUICK COMMENT.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY, UH, BOTH TO ROB THE SUB COMMITTEE AND THE FOLKS THAT YOU'RE WORKING WITH, I'VE SEEN A LOT OF MONUMENTS AND WHAT I'M ENVISIONING BASED OFF OF WHAT YOU PRESENTED IS WORLD-CLASS SO WELL DONE TO EVERYONE.

YEAH.

YEAH.

THERE'S BEEN SOME GREAT IDEAS AND, AND, YOU KNOW, THE ENTIRE COMMISSION, THE, UH, AND GOING BACK TO, UH, THE HUMAN RIGHTS, UH, VETERANS PROJECT, THE VISION AND WHAT IT IS THAT ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED THERE'S SO MUCH PASSION AND INTEREST IN IT THAT THEY WANT IT TO BE, THAT WORLD-CLASS

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NOT TO TAKE AWAY FROM ANY OTHER MEMORIAL IN THE, IN THE REGION.

UH, BUT THE GOAL WAS NOT TO BE JUST A, A KIND OF A ROADSIDE SMALL AS YOU PASS, WHICH ARE VERY VALUABLE BECAUSE IT ALWAYS REMINDS US AND KEEPS VETERANS IN OUR MIND, BUT SOMETHING WHERE SOMEBODY CAN REALLY IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN IT.

AND TO YOUR POINT, ALMOST A NATIONAL LEVEL WHERE, UH, THE SCALE AND THE QUALITY OF THIS AS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD SEE, UM, YOU KNOW, IN THE DC MALL AREA, FOR SURE.

SO THAT'S IN THE EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT, MAKING SURE TO REALLY LOCK IN THE, THE HERITAGE AND THE MEMORY AND THE HISTORY OF, UH, OF WHERE WE ARE AS A COUNTRY, SURROUNDED AROUND THE VETERANS THAT HAVE SERVED.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT, UH, I THINK WE'RE ALL CONCERNED, UM, UH, UH, IS IN THREAT OF FADING.

AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO OUR PART, THAT, UH, IT IS MEMORIALIZED, NO PUN INTENDED.

SO, YEP.

WHEN IS OUR NEXT MEETING, ROB? I HAD CONFUSION ON, I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS FRIDAY OR MONDAY OR NOPE, NO PROBLEM.

YOU SAW EVERYTHING THAT JUST RIGHT THERE THAT WE HAD AND, UM, UH, NO PROBLEM.

UH, OUR MEETING FOR NEXT WEEK WAS PUSHED BACK ANOTHER WEEK AT THE ARCHITECT.

SO, UM, I'LL BE LOOKING PROBABLY TO, UH, UH, ONCE WE GET THAT SCHEDULED, UH, GET WITH YOU ALL, UH, RIGHT BEFORE THAT.

SO I'D SAY PROBABLY WEEK AFTER NEXT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

EXCELLENT.

ROB.

THAT WAS FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UM, ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THAT TYPE OF TOPIC, HEARING NONE.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOPIC.

I'M SORRY.

I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR AWHILE.

UM, THE IS THE RIDICULOUS FOR ME TO ASK WHAT TIME OF DAY TO MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION MIGHT COMMENCE? OOH, I KNOW IT'S WAY OUT, BUT WHAT I, I MEAN, IT'S GOING TO BE SUCH AN IMPORTANT EVENT.

I WANT TO GET ONTO THE, UH, SURE.

MILITARY TERMINOLOGY CALENDAR BEFORE, RIGHT.

I MEAN, I KNOW LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR 2020 ROB HELPED ME.

I THINK WE DID IT.

WASN'T IT? 11 O'CLOCK.

IT WAS ABOUT 11.

YEAH.

WELL IT'S AT 11.

IT WAS AROUND 11.

YEAH.

YEAH.

IT WAS ACTUALLY ON THE SUNDAY PRIOR TO, WAS IT NOT? I BELIEVE SO.

AND I STILL HAVE THAT ACTUALLY.

OKAY.

I JUST, YOU KNOW, FROM A YOUNG MARINE POINT OF VIEW, I'D LIKE TO GET AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE SO I CAN GET ON THE CALENDAR.

I'M ACTUALLY HANG ON TO, I I'VE GOT IT IN MY, DO YOU DO, THE OTHER THING IS THE VIETNAM VETERANS HAVE, HAVE ANOTHER ONE DOWN AT, UH, VIETNAM PARK.

THAT'S FROM 10 TO ABOUT ONE.

THAT'S PRETTY, PRETTY MUCH, MUCH SLUGS UP THAT TIME PERIOD.

WELL, AND THIS YEAR, COURSE, WEEK AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THAT WAS ONE REASON.

I MEAN, PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY, IT ALL GOT CALLED OFF.

WELL, I'M SAYING MEMORIAL DAY, I'M TALKING ABOUT NOW, BUT, UH, BUT SINCE YOU SAID IT WAS ON A SUNDAY, IT MIGHT BE A WHOLE DIFFERENT DAY TOO.

SO THAT WOULD BE NO PROBLEM.

UM, YEAH, I'M LOOKING HERE.

YEP.

MEMORIAL DAY 2021.

WE'RE LOOKING AT MONDAY THE 31ST FOR THE ACTUAL DAY.

WE ACTUALLY DID IT ON SUNDAY, THE 31ST AT 12 O'CLOCK AND WE DID IT AFTER MEMORIAL DAY.

THAT'S RIGHT.

YES, WE DID IT AFTER, BUT WE DID IT AT, WE ACTUALLY DID IT ON WHAT WOULD HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN MEMORIAL DAY THE 31ST, BUT WE DID IT AT NOON AND NOW WE'RE, SO EVERYBODY COULD HOPEFULLY DONE WITH CHURCH AND EVERYTHING ELSE IF YOU JUST HAPPENED TO DO IT ON THE DAY BEFORE THE 31ST.

WELL, AND, AND THAT MAY BE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT BECAUSE I KNOW, UM, WHAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT TRYING TO DO HERE BEFORE COVID WAS, IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER, WE TALKED ABOUT DOING REALLY A FAIRLY LARGE JOINT TASK FORCE WHERE WE WERE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH LIKE THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION AND MIAMI VALLEY, YOUNG MARINES.

AND I MEAN, THERE, IT WAS GOING TO BE A VERY, YEAH, IT WAS GOING TO BE PRETTY CRAZY.

SO I'M KIND OF ACTUALLY THINKING THE DAY BEFORE IS NOT A BAD WAY TO GO, ESPECIALLY ALSO CONSIDERING THAT IT WILL BE A SUNDAY.

UM, AND HOPEFULLY I DAY THAT IS NOT ALREADY A FULL OF OTHER EVENTS.

UM, SO YEAH, IT MAY OFFER, UH, A LITTLE BIT MORE FLEXIBILITY.

SO, RAY, I THINK, I MEAN, I'LL,

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I'LL ASK YOU GUYS, YOU THINK WE OUGHT TO HAVE RAY GO AHEAD AND PUT A PENCIL MARKER IN FORCE SO THAT THE YOUNG MARINES ARE AWARE THAT WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM, UH, PARTICIPATE WITH US.

WELL, LET ME PREPARE ANOTHER LETTER.

SO IT JUST DOESN'T COME FROM ME.

SO IT'S FORMALLY PRESENTED.

SO I'LL GET YOUR PEN OUT.

I'M GONNA SEND YOU ANOTHER LETTER.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE NAMED THE RADAR.

GOT IT.

GOT AN AI.

I GOT MY PEN.

ALL RIGHT.

SO I WAS STANDING BY FOR TWO LETTERS.

AYE, AYE.

AYE.

OKAY.

SO, UM, I STEM UP WITH TWO LETTERS, UH, DISCUSSION ON THAT.

I'LL MAKE SURE WE CLEAR IT BEFORE I MOVE ON.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE'RE MOVING ON TO STREET DEDICATION, LOOKING AT, UH, UH, DEDICATING, UM, NEBRASKA AS MASTER SERGEANT LOU BROWN MEMORIAL.

WAIT, UH, ROB, WERE YOU ABLE TO TALK TO THE CITY COUNCIL OR DO WE NEED TO MOVE THAT FORWARD? YES, I TOOK THE, UM, UH, FROM THE LAST MEETING, I TOOK THE RECOMMENDATION FROM, UH, FROM THIS COMMISSION TO COUNCIL AND, UH, THEY HAVE ALREADY ADOPTED AN ORDINANCE TO, UH, DEDICATE NAMED THAT STREET.

SO, UH, ONCE THE MATERIALS ARE CREATED, WE'LL BE REACHING OUT TO, UH, THE FAMILY AND PICK A, UH, UH, PICK A TIME TO HAVE A DEDICATION, UM, UH, CEREMONY, UH, AT A COUNCIL MEETING.

AND THEN, UH, WE'LL MAKE SURE TO LET, UM, YOU KNOW, THE COMMISSION KNOW AND, UH, CERTAINLY HAVE ANYBODY INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THAT AS WELL.

SO THAT SHOULD BE, UH, UPCOMING IN THE NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE.

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL.

I LOVE IT.

LOVE IT.

THANKS FOR BEING ON TOP OF THAT, ROB AT THIS POINT.

YES.

OKAY.

MOVING TO THE NEXT SUBJECT.

UM, I DON'T SET UP YOUR CLICKBANK NEST, THE VETERAN'S TOWN HALL INITIATIVE AND, UH, NEWSLETTER JEFF.

I DON'T THINK, UH, AMAZON, UH, UH, JEFF, I THINK YOU GOT TO FLORIDA.

WELL, DANA AND I DID MEET ABOUT THIS AND ACTUALLY, UH, AND I WANT TO THANK JAMIE BECAUSE SHE KIND OF REALLY HELPED US MOLD THIS TOGETHER.

I THINK THAT THESE TWO, THE VETERANS TOWN HALL INITIATIVE AND THE NEWSLETTER REALLY DOVETAIL WELL WITH EACH OTHER, BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE ENVISIONING IS IS THAT WE WOULD PUBLISH, PUBLISH THE NEWSLETTER IN THOSE OFF MONTHS.

WE'RE NOT MEETING AND ALSO LOOK AT DOING THE TOWN HALL, LIKE ONCE A QUARTER.

AND SO THOSE WOULD KIND OF WORK IN SYNC WITH EACH OTHER.

SO LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, WITH THE NEWSLETTER THAT IF EVERYBODY'S AGREED, I WOULD TRY TO GET A DANA AND I WOULD TRY TO GET A DRAFT TOGETHER FOR NOVEMBER.

AND IN THAT WE COULD BE PUBLISHING ANY PRESS RELEASES THAT ARE COMING AND IT'LL BE ELECTRONIC.

IT WON'T BE PAPER, IT WILL BE ELECTRONIC, BUT WE'D BE PUBLISHING, PRESS RELEASES ON THE, UH, ON THE VETERANS MEMORIAL UPDATES.

AND LIKE WITH THE APPROVAL OF, OF LOU STREET, WE'D BE ABLE TO PUBLISH ABOUT THAT.

I MEAN, THERE'S JUST DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND THEN AS FAR AS THE TOWN HALL GOES, UH, REALLY THE TOWN HALL IS AS WE'RE ENVISIONING, IT WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR VETERANS KIND OF LIKE WHAT WE DID LAST YEAR TO COME FORWARD AND JUST EXPRESS EITHER CONCERNS OR, YOU KNOW, THINGS THAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN OR WHATEVER.

UM, AND JUST DO THAT.

SO LIKE, WE'RE, WE'RE MOVING ALONG MOVING.

WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST, UH, TOWN HALL BEING LIKE APRIL TIMEFRAME, 20, 21.

I FIRST WORKED WITH THINK THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

YEAH.

UM, CAN I ASK, UH, IF THE, UH, THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NEWSLETTER IS LIKE A, AN EMAIL MAILING LIST, IS THAT HOW YOU'RE GOING TO SEND IT UP? WELL, YOU LIKE, YOU LIKE SUBSCRIBED TO IT FOR FREE, SO TO SPEAK.

YES.

OKAY.

AND ALSO, I THINK RAY, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS, IS HAVING JAMIE HANGING ON, ON THE, ON THE WEBSITE, UM, YOU KNOW, WE WOULD BE JAMIE, ARE YOU SPEAKING? YEAH, I'M SORRY.

I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, RATHER THAN TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH AN ACTUAL MAILING LIST, WE CAN DEFINITELY MAKE SURE IT'S POSTED ON YOUR PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE.

ANYONE CAN ACCESS IT THAT WAY, JUST LINK TO IT.

AND IF ANYONE REQUESTED, YOU KNOW, W IF THEY WANTED ME TO SEND IT TO THEM.

YEAH.

THAT'S NO BIG LOOK, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT.

AMY, IF IT'S ON THE WEBSITE, I MEAN, THEY'VE GOT IT RIGHT THERE.

SO ALL THEY GOTTA DO IS DOWNLOAD IT OR PRINT IT OR WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO.

SO, YEAH.

I'M SECOND THOUGHT I'M AFTER HARRY JAMIE'S COMMENTS.

YEAH.

IT'S PROBABLY RIDICULOUS TO TRY AND MANAGE AN EMAIL MAILING LIST AT THE CITY LEVEL WOULD BE KIND OF SILLY.

OKAY.

SO DO I,

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JAMIE, JAMIE.

OH, OKAY.

UM, DO WE NEED TO VOTE ON THIS? WE DONE.

IS THIS A DONE DEAL, JEFF? WELL, I KINDA THINK WE, WE SAID WE WOULD DO IT, BUT I'M OKAY.

I'VE GOT A DONE DEAL WITH DAN.

WELL, DAN LOOKS LIKE HE HAD A COMMON, NO, I WAS GOING TO AGREE.

UM, I THINK IT'S JUST, IT'S, IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE DOING AND, AND IT'S, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED TO HAVE ANY FURTHER, SO ONE THING I WOULD LIKE AL YOU KNOW, AND IF YOU WANT TO HAVE RAY DRAFT THIS FOR YOU, I THINK THAT HAVING, HAVING A COMMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION WOULD BE A GOOD THING, BUT I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO LET RADAR WRITE IT FOR YOU.

AND THEN WE CAN, YOU CAN GO FROM THERE.

AND, BUT I DID WANT TO SAY IF ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS WANTED TO, YOU KNOW, PUT A COMMENT IN OR WHATEVER, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE, ELIZABETH HAS, UH, HAS ASKED AL AND I TO DO A, A SHORT TWO-MINUTE VIDEO FOR VETERAN'S DAY FOR THE SCHOOLS, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY EXCITING.

AND I THINK THIS WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS TO WHERE, YOU KNOW, IF DAN WANTED TO SAY, WELL, HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS FOR ME TO BE A VETERAN.

WE COULD PUT THAT IN THE NEWSLETTER FOR NOVEMBER.

UM, I'M VERY OPEN TO IT.

WHAT WAS MY LAST RADAR ASSIGNMENT? AND YOU SPELL THAT OUT.

WHAT'S THE PAY, RIGHT? WRITE A PRESS RELEASE FOR AL TO PUT IN THE NEWSLETTER, DISCUSSING, DISCUSSING, YOU KNOW, WHY, WHY WE'RE DOING THE NEWSLETTER.

AND THEN JUST SOME OF THE GENERAL TOPICS THAT WE'RE WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.

OKAY.

AL THAT WILL BE A LETTER THAT YOU WILL SEE THAT HAVE A LOT OF BLANK SPACES IN THAT YOU CAN FILL IN AT YOUR LEISURE.

OKAY.

WE CAN KIND OF WORK ON IT A LITTLE BIT.

SO IT DOES, UH, TWO FULL LETTERS AND ONE BLANK IN ONE BLANK.

YEAH.

MY GOAL WOULD BE TO PUBLISH THIS, LIKE, OR TO GET IT TO JAMIE LIKE THAT, UH, SAY THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING, OR EVEN THE 18TH, IF WE COULD PUT THAT ON 18TH WOULD BE OUR NORMAL MEETING.

RIGHT.

ROB CAUSE IT'S THE FOURTH, THURSDAY, OR FOR THURSDAY, FOURTH, WEDNESDAY.

YEAH.

NOW WOULD BE THE 25TH.

OKAY.

SO THE WEDNESDAY, THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING IS WHEN I WOULD LIKE TO GET THAT TO JAMIE.

SO I GOT A HANK.

SHE CAN HANG IT UP ON THE WEBSITE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

I TALKED WITH BREE AND, UM, THOSE BLANK SPACES FOR THAT PART OF IT.

AND THEN THE REST, IF YOU WILL WORK WITH, UM, I WORKED WITH DANA.

OKAY.