Mesquite, TX – November 5, 2018 – Today, Atmos Energy stepped forward to pledge $100,000 towards the Mesquite Veterans Memorial project. The community launched a campaign last year to build a new veterans memorial in Mesquite.
Oric Walker, Vice President of Public Affairs, of the Mid-Tex Division for Atmos Energy made the announcement of the donation during a special ceremony at City Lake Park. The memorial will be located at the park area, with preliminary designs set for 2019.
Mayor Stan Pickett said, “Today’s announcement by Atmos Energy is tremendous. This is a legacy project, and it could not happen without Atmos Energy. The military veterans and their families here in our community will be forever grateful.” Pickett stated the fundraiser efforts will continue into next year.
The public may send a tax-deductible donation to Mesquite Veterans Memorial, c/o Historic Mesquite, Inc., P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185-0137. Donations may also be made online at www.mesquiteveteransmemorial.org.