Health Net Contributes $250,000 to the Pentagon Memorial Fund; Attend Memorial GroundbreakingPress Release - Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Pentagon Memorial Fund
Health Net Federal Services helping to make the Pentagon Memorial become a reality
Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2006) – President of the Pentagon Memorial Fund James J. Laychak today announced their newest Gold level sponsor, Health Net Federal Services, who are donating $250,000 to the Pentagon Memorial Fund. The Fund has raised nearly $12 million of the $22 million it will need to complete construction of the Pentagon Memorial. Health Net is committed to helping active and retired military families lead healthy lives and honor their service to our nation.
“This memorial would not be possible without the incredible generosity of companies like Health Net”, said Laychak. “Health Net is a tremendous partner in the fundraising and ultimate completion of the Pentagon Memorial and I know I speak for the family members of those who lost loved ones on 9-11 when I say, Thank you.”
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 15th on the grounds of what will be the Pentagon Memorial. The ceremony was attended by Health Net’s Jim Woys, president, Government & Special Services, Scott Kelly, Program Officer and Sue Schwartz, Vice President Beneficiary Coalition and Congressional Services.
“Health Net is honored to be a part of a special tribute to those directly and indirectly touched by the tragic events of that day in September, 2001. The Pentagon Memorial will be a remarkable American acknowledgement for generations to reflect and remember,” stated Jim Woys, president, Government and Specialty Services, Health Net.
The Pentagon Memorial is expected to be completed in the fall of 2008. The memorial will feature 184 individual benches, one for each victim, centered over a pool of water. Each bench will have a name on the front and the memorial will be spread over a 1.9 acre park adjacent to the Pentagon. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $32 million, $22 million for construction and $10 million for lifetime endowment to provide for maintenance.
For more information about the Pentagon Memorial, please visit www.PentagonMemorial.net.