Lacey, WA – November 11, 2010 | North American Deck and Railing Association announced today the recipient of its 2010 Deck for a Soldier® project. Marshall Diaz, of Fort Lewis, Washington will be the proud owner of a new, custom deck designed and built by Western Washington Chapter of NADRA members and constructed of donated materials.

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.

Infantry Man 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, Diaz was in the Wounded Warrior Battalion Pavilion located at Fort Lewis, WA. Marshall is honored by a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart; as well as, many other prestigious awards during his career. 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 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, then the United States of America.”

Western Washington Chapter members called to congratulate Marshall Diaz on Wednesday November 10, 2010. He is the first to receive a deck on the west coast from this project. Local NADRA members will meet with Diaz at his home next week to go over the deck plans. 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

About the North American Deck and Railing Association

NADRA is the voice of the deck and railing industry, providing a unified source for its’ professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance. NADRAs’ Deck for a Soldier® program is a charitable outreach dedicated to providing decks, free of charge, to our returning men and women of the armed forces in appreciation for their service to our country.

NADRA Mission Statement
The mission of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers.