ATK’s Defense Electronic Systems division has provided a donation to the MCAA McCutcheon Squadron in Pensacola, FL. The funds will be used to support the construction of a Marine Aviation Memorial Tower located in Veterans Memorial Park, Pensacola, FL.
The Memorial is in celebration of the 100th year of Marine Aviation (1912-2012). Standing 30 feet tall, the tower will honor, memorialize and pay tribute to all Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airman of Marine Aviation who have made the “Ultimate Sacrifice,” having served and died in the defense of our country.
“On behalf of the MCAA McCutcheon Squadron, we would like to express our sincere appreciation and thank ATK for their overwhelming generous donation in support of the “Marine Aviation Memorial Tower” at The Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola, Florida. Your efforts honored all Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen that have served with Marine Aviation and those military personnel that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. Also, all military families and friends now have a place to go and remember their loved ones and listen to the Bells in the Memorial Tower as they play patriotic songs in their honor. For over 3 years, our fundraising efforts to build the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower were completed when ATK presented the largest donation to the project in the amount of $25,000. The Marines of the MCAA McCutcheon Squadron were humbled by the donation. We always knew the pursuit for the Memorial Tower was the right thing to do for Marine Aviation while honoring 100 years of Marine Aviation in 2012. ATKs contribution allowed us to honor all Marine Aviation on the 100th Anniversary of when Lt. A. A. Cunningham first took flight on August 20th, 1912. Thank you so much for the contribution and Semper Fidelis!!!” said CW04 Vernadel Green, Assistant Commander.
“ATK prides itself on corporate responsibility and giving back to the community. I am honored to assist such a worthy cause honoring the patriotism of these fallen heroes. Their willingness to serve and sacrifice is truly appreciated,” said Bill Kasting, Vice President and General Manager of Defense Electronic Systems.