USS Thresher

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Project


How You Can Help


The dedication ceremony will be held on September 26, 2019 @ 1600 in the ANC Amphitheater. The post ceremony reception will be held in the Women in Military Service of America Memorial Building from 1700 until 1845.


Help us cover the estimated $51,500 cost associated with the USS Thresher ANC Memorial dedication ceremony and reception with a tax exempt donation. Donations of  $500 will be listed in the program. Donations of $2500 or greater will feature your corporate or organizational logo in the program.


You have two ways to contribute:

  1. Online with Flipcause (Processing fee of 4.95% + $30 cents per transaction.)
  2. Send a check made out to "USS Thresher ANC Memorial Foundation" to our Treasurer:


RADM John Clarke Orzalli

23 Pearl Road
Nahant, MA 01908-1163


Anticipated costs for the dedication ceremony & reception total  $51,500 and include the following:

  1. Formal Invitations Printing & Mailing: $1000
    1. Email and Facebook invitations with Google Forms RSVP will be made available to those with computer access to help reduce costs.
  2. Dedication Ceremony Program Printing: $7000
  3. Rental of Women in Military Service For America Memorial for the reception: $6000
  4. Tram rental: $7500
    1. Needed to shuttle attendees from  the following locations:
      1. ANC Welcome Center to the ANC Memorial Amphitheater
      2. ANC Memorial Amphitheater to USS Thresher ANC  Commemorative Monument
      3. ANC Commemorative Monument to Women in Military Service For America Monument
  5. Reception catering for an estimated 1000 attendees at an estimated 30 pp cost: $30,000


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.


If you choose the no fee check donation option, please register your support on our Google Docs USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Commemorative Monument Project Supporter Form to receive periodic status updates.

ANC Memorial Amphitheater

Dedication Ceremony

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