These halls weren’t meant to echo!

An item from one of our fellow veterans organizations in the Bay Area.

Dear Michael Barbour,
We consider the membership and staff of Marines’ Memorial a family, a family with a rich history and a prosperous future. We have an amazing team, with many of the staff dedicating a majority of their professional lives to the Club and its membership through decades of service.
As the Club prepares to celebrate our 75th anniversary this year, we are hopeful much of the world will be healed and we will have the opportunity to appropriately celebrate in “grand style” when we reach 10 November 2021! Of course, right now, the Club, the staff and the incredible City By The Bay is a slight shadow of its former self. Our doors are open, but safety limitations allow for a minimum of services, which now includes Hotel accommodations for essential travel and online-only membership events like Leading From the Front.
Fortunately, no one faces this challenge alone. United as a family, both membership and the team, we will conquer our current challenges and move forward to rebuild and continue our mission of honoring the legacy of military service.
As I walk the quiet halls of this incredible Living Memorial, I’m flooded with memories of joyous celebrations, world-class events, mission-driven support programs and, most importantly, the membership and donors who consider this little corner of San Francisco their second home.
Without the dedication and generous support of our loyal membership through these trying times, the Club’s future would be in doubt and our Marines’ Memorial family would be challenged to survive. I pledge to you that our team here is working diligently on a full recovery, preparing to introduce services and programs as soon as possible. With the current challenges of the pandemic, the road may be slow, but as a family, we’re headed in the right direction. We will succeed … we will recover … we are the Marines’ Memorial family.
Finally, we just wanted to let you know how much we miss you! These halls weren’t meant to echo. When you are ready and able to return, we can’t wait to welcome you back.
With our sincere appreciation,
Michael Allen (General Manager) and the Marines’ Memorial team
Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415.673.6672 Copyright © 2021, All rights reserved
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