USS Thresher

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Project


USS Thresher Commemorative Monument Fundraising



Thank you to all those who have contributed to the memorial fund via direct check donation and to those who contributed using our online fundraising site With your generosity, we have exceeded our fundraising goal of $50,000.


Your tax-deductable donations will cover the costs of the monument design, construction, transport, foundation stone & installation, perpetual care, incorporation and 501(c)(3) filing fees, mailings and presentation documentation. The IRS approved our 501(c)(3) form 1023 and granted us Tax Exempt Status on June 27, 2018, retroactive to March 7, 2018.  Our EIN is 82-4860038.


Fundraising was the last step needed prior to submitting the USS Thresher ANC Commemorative Monument approval package to the ANC Commemorative Monuments Working Group.


Our USS Thresher Commemorative Monument Proposal was drafted, reviewed by our Board of Directors and shipped overnight to ANC on July 11th. Our proposal was received by ANC on July 12th. We are currently waiting to hear back from the ANC Commemorative Monuments Working Group for their feedback on the proposal suitability for submittal  to the next scheduled ANC Advisory Committee meeting that is tentatively scheduled for the last week of July.


On behalf of the Board of Directors, a sincere thank you for helping us move closer towards  our goal of realizing a National Commemorative Monument to the 129 men lost aboard USS Thresher, and their SUBSAFE legacy.


Kevin M. Galeaz

President, USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Foundation









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