National Medical War Memorial and Youth Education Center Project
To perpetuate the heroic service of our Combat Medical Personnel through the construction of a permanent
memorial, beautified with complimenting Botanical Gardens all focused on medical service from the Civil War to present.
To promote peace through education with the construction of an adjoining Museum and History Walk depicting
scenes from each conflict and war from the Civil War forward.
To highlight and explain each role of every occupation which served in Combat Medical Service with
special sections of the memorial wall complex.
To illustrate with pictures and text all those who received the Congressional Medal of Honor
in Medical Service as the centerpiece of the memorial wall.
To cause enjoyment, education and entertainment through patriotic performances at the adjoining AmphiTheaterPatriotic,
where performances will be conducted by students from across America.
To promote nature and outdoor skills through Period Encampments for youth and adult participants.
To promote fellowship with the gathering of veteran organizations at the Convention Center and Guest
House where the veteran and their family participate in the multiple benefits of the memorial complex while rekindling friendships
from years gone by.
2005 was another busy year for the National Combat Medical War Memorial and Education
Center. We continue to lay the groundwork for
a professionally managed national fundraising campaign which will make the memorial a reality. Founder Charles “Chuck”
Wright continues to cross the nation traveling several thousand miles to speak at and attend military reunions and veteran's
events to continue the promotion of the National Combat Medical Memorial and Youth Education Center and raise funds in support
of our effort. We continue to get involved in a number of fundraisers to raise capital even as we continue
to seek out corporate sponsorships, donations and support.
We truly hope that our ground breaking efforts will bear fruit in a fitting memorial to combat medical
personnel. It is to honor the military doctors, nurses and corpsmen and medics who saved so many lives in all of America's
wars, declared and undeclared.
Stephen J. Cook
Charles “Chuck” Wright
Acting Executive Director
Founder & Veteran Vietnam War, USMC National Combat Medical Memorial & Youth Education Center
NATIONAL COMBAT MEDICAL MEMORIAL & YOUTH EDUCATIONAL CENTER, INC.
1. To pay tribute to all military medical personnel especially those that died
while saving others, from the War Between the States to our present time.
2. To build back into our youth a stronger feeling and a deeper knowledge of what it means
to be an American and a true patriot.
3. Reunite veteran men and women that were treated by the military medical
corps in order to say, "THANK YOU________." "YOU GAVE ME___________ YEARS OF LIVING." "ALSO,
MY___________CHILDREN, ___________GRANDCHILDREN AND _______________GREAT GRAND-CHILDREN WOULD
NOT HAVE BEEN BORN HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR YOUR LOVE AND DEDICATION TO MANKIND.
1. Build a memorial to medical combat veterans.
the sacrifice medical combat veterans have made.
the younger generation on the perils of war and the importance of conflict resolution.
a peaceful and respectful setting for family members and relatives who want to pay tribute to a loved one who died serving
5. Develop a memorial that is attractive and efficiently
operated, and is maintained financially by visitor fees and an endowment.
a memorial sculpture and wall.
2. Build a museum/youth education center depicting the sacrifices and service of
medical combat soldiers.
3. Within the museum/youth education center develop an interactive program that
engages young people in the importance of conflict resolution.
4. Develop an interactive web site
to allow teachers to work with students in their class rooms- i.e. conflict resolution.
5. Sponsor annual events and symposium on peace-conflict resolution for nations.
6. Provide a separate chapel for medical combat families.
limited accommodations for medical combat families on site- i.e. overnight accommodations.
8. Develop a museum/educational center
program/team to professionally run and operate the facility.
9. Raise sufficient funds for the land/construction as well as an endowment.