ELS Military Monument

The Evangelical Lutheran Synod is raising funds for a planned military monument to be built at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota.
You may have attempted to watch the 3.5 minute video about this project, but the original site was corrupted. We would encourage you to check it out at this site for a full viewing experience:https://vimeo.com/459461617/44ecdbb898
There is a Challenge Match, doubling dollar for dollar all cash donations to this project from Nov. 11, 2020 – May 31 2021.
Below is an announcement about the match from the monument committee.
As you probably have heard the goal of this project is to construct a beautiful tribute to our veterans on Bethany Lutheran College campus. The monument will serve to honor any and all veterans and ensure that this and future generations will be aware of the cost of the freedoms they enjoy as citizens of our great nation through this God-pleasing vocation of warrior. The ELS Military Monument Committee has established a Veteran’s Day 2020 through Memorial Day 2021 Matching Funds Challenge. We invite all donors to double the impact of their offering from Nov. 11, 2020 – May 31, 2021. We already have commitments of a $32,600 match and expect in the weeks to come that we will be increasing this amount and will announce periodically when the match amount is increased. These donors are challenging us in the ELS and beyond to give to this worthwhile project. Please consider a generous (tax deductible) contribution to be matched dollar for dollar during this designated time period. (While not part of this match offer, we continue to encourage contributions honoring individual veterans with engraved pavers, benches and branch pillars to be part of the site. Ordering information is available on our website: www.els.org/monument)
Donor Recognition: Donors that donate amounts of $1000.00 and more, other than Bench and Pillar purchases, will have the opportunity to have their name engraved on the 3-foot by 12-foot monument base. These donors will be recognized in three categories.
  • Those donating $1000 to $4999 will have their name inscribed in the Bronze Donor Level list.
  • Those donating $5000 to $9999 will have their name inscribed in the Silver Donor Level list.
  • Those donating $10,000 and above will have their name inscribed in the Gold Donor Level list.
Thank you for your consideration of this appeal,
The ELS Military Monument Committee