However, it was our generous sponsors from the first two phases that made the Memorial Plaques to our Fallen Heroes Marine Cpl Joshua Dumaw of Spokane Valley and U.S. Air Force Captain Victoria Pinckney a reality. Phase three will be located next to the new Liberty Lake Town Square and will consist of eight pieces of fitness equipment that will be installed in time for a dedication ceremony on Veterans Day November 11, 2014.
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"Today, my thoughts and prayers go to the family, friends, and fellow Airmen of Captain Mark T. Voss, Captain Victoria A. Pinckney, and Technical Sergeant Herman Mackey III, who lost their lives last Friday when their KC-135 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All three of these patriots were members of our Eastern Washington community as proud members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base.
These brave Airmen leave behind an incredible legacy and remind all of us that freedom is never free. Eastern Washington will forever honor Captain Voss, Captain Pinckney, and Technical Sergeant Mackey for making the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation and their service will never be forgotten."
"We're a strong family here and it's truly heart wrenching when members of this family make the ultimate sacrifice for their nation," said Col. Brian Newberry, 92d Air Refueling Wing Commander. "We will forever honor Tyler, Tori and Tre as patriots and heroes.
Team Fairchild will do everything we can to support their families and friends during this profoundly difficult time. These Airmen leave behind an incredible legacy of service and honor in protecting our nation and the world. They show what we all know, freedom is not free."
The 93rd ARS is part of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, local businesses and most of all the families of our fallen heroes for their efforts and sacrifices over the past months and years that have resulted in bringing the first stages of this vision to fruition.
We have a great ceremony planned for the dedication of the first station to Corporal Dumaw. We hope you will bring your family and friends out for a momentous afternoon dedicated to the memory of a local hero who gave his life so that we may all enjoy the freedoms of this great nation. It will be an event to remember.
Excerpt from: The Liberty Lake Splash
1/23/2013 9:43:34 AM
By Craig Howard
Wiese said the goal of the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course is to supplement "an already amazing parks system in Liberty Lake."
He appeared before the City Council last year to pitch the project, which eventually earned a place on the list of prioritized capital projects for 2013.
A total of $35,000 in municipal funds are set aside for the first installment of the course in Rocky Hill Park. Wiese and his committee - comprised entirely of Liberty Lake residents - will be charged with generating the remaining $4,432.
Wiese expressed hope that a competitive bid process could leave money remaining to start the second project in Pavillion Park.
"We have such a great community here; the idea immediately brought a lot of support," Wiese said. "The City Council had a lot of positive things to say about it. No one saw it as something that was frivolous."
Wiese is quick to point out that the project is "a true community project developed by community members." The committee has had conversations with local groups like the Liberty Lake Kiwanis and Rotary and Friends of Pavillion Park.