Stanley Star to Lead Southeast World War II Memorial Campaign
WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley A. Star, the founder and former chairman of Cliffstar Corporation, will team up with former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole to raise funds for the World War II Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. Currently president and chief executive officer of Star Management, Inc. of Naples, Fla., Star will lead the fundraising campaign in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. A graduate of Michigan State University, Star attended Duke University School of Law. He currently serves on the board of Cliffstar, a nationwide producer and bottler of store brand fruit juices, as well as a number of other corporations. Authorized by Congress in 1993, the World War II Memorial will be this nation's only national memorial commemorating the sacrifices of the 16 million Americans who served in uniform and the countless millions who served on the home front. Located between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, the memorial will commemorate the nation as a whole and the high moral purpose that led the U.S. and its allies to victory. Citing his own commitment to the World War II Memorial and the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who served, Dole said this memorial will bear witness "to the young men who liberated whole continents from tyranny, armed with courage and stainless patriotism." "We owe them a debt," Dole said. "We repay it with a pledge: to preserve their memory against the tide of time. This is a goal worthy of this sacred spot, and a goal worthy of the support of all Americans." Star said that it was time to pay tribute to those Americans who served their nation in uniform and on the home front. "This memorial will honor that generation of Americans who were united in a just and common cause," Star said. For more information, or to donate to the World War II Memorial, write: World War II Memorial Fund 20 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 1205 Washington, D.C. 20314
SOURCE American Battle Monuments Commission
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