Lacey, WA – March 30, 2011 | North American Deck and Railing Association announced today the official plans and build schedule for their Deck For a Soldier® project. The Western Washington Chapter will break ground on the 25th of March. Construction will be completed in time for a ribbon cutting ceremony, to be held on Memorial Day, May 30th, 2011.
NADRA launched its Deck For a Soldier® program in 2007; this is a community effort that expresses our appreciation for the service and dedication of the men and women of our armed forces. The project will be completed with strictly donated materials, time and labor.
SSG Marshall Diaz has been honorably serving his country for 13 years and is currently in Active Duty. During his last deployment to Afghanistan, he was wounded and medically evacuated back to the U.S. From May of 2008 until April of 2010, SSG Diaz was in the Warrior Transition Battalion located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. SSG Marshall is honored by a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, as well as many other prestigious awards during his career. SSG Diaz also takes time to serve his local community by volunteering with the local Boy Scout Troops and still sets time to volunteer at a local Veteran’s home.
On his application SSG Diaz noted “When I was given the option to get out of the Army, I chose the only option for me, and that is to continue to serve my country. Although my rehabilitation is an ongoing process, I hold my head up with pride for there is no other country in this world that I would rather live in, than the United States of America.”
Western Washington NADRA members are humbled and honored to break ground for the west coast and know the deck could not have gone to a more deserving family.
More information about this and other projects can be found at www.NADRA.org.