Last year the Vietnam War Memorial at Flattop Park in West Richland was vandalized. The combat vets are trying to raise money to fix the monument and secure it with some fencing to hopefully keep vandalism from happening again. The cost is $25,000. They have raised about $8,000, says volunteer Laurie Winchel. They are trying to get the community involved with donations. Steve Berven and Ty's Bar & Grill will match any donations from now through May 31 up to $8,000.

Donations can be dropped at Ty's, Parkade, Dax's, Uptown, or the West Richland Chamber. Please her with questions: Laurie Winchel, 509-554-9900.