Recognition on the Veterans Memorial Wall
Former residents of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch or Girlstown, including those who served at Cal Farley's Inc., and who are Veterans of the United States Armed Forces qualify to have a tile included on the Veterans Memorial Wall.
Additional information about the Veterans Memorial Wall is included in the Memorial Policy
Forms for including someone on the Veterans Memorial Wall or for making a contribution to the Veterans Memorial are available by:
1. Printing the Veterans Memorial Wall form (click here)
2. Mail the completed form and supporting documentation, along with your contribution, to CFBRAA Veterans Memorial - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX 79105.
Address any questions to the Executive Director, Bobby Sarpalius (firstname.lastname@example.org - (817) 739-6590).
The tile orders are need as soon as possible because the dedication will be Nov. 11, at Cal Farley's.
History of the Memorial
June 23, 2012 - CFBRAA Board of Directors votes to work with Cal Farley's Inc. to errect a memorial to honor former residents of Boys Ranch and Girlstown who lost their lives in military service to our country.
October 27, 2012 - Initial Memoroial Committee is appointed by Presdient David Rattan including: Dean Sharp, Michael Rogers and Daniel Scroggs
January 19, 2013 - Site for the Veterans Memorial is agreed upon by BR and the Alumni to be just west of the Farley's memorial.
June 22, 2013 - Veterans Memorial Policies are approved by the Board of Directors including a Veterans Memorial Wall to recognize all former residents or staff of Cal Farley's who served in the US Armed Services.
August 31, 2013 - Annual Meeting - First draft of memorial site and monument presented to the Alumni Association.
October 5, 2013 - Jerry Nicholson, Dennis Linam and Cal Calhoun are added to the Veteran's Memorial Committee
Oct - Nov 2013 - Dennis Linam conducts first T-Shirt booster campaign raising nearly $1,000 for the memorial.
February 8, 2014 - Board of Directors approves recommendation of the Memorial Committee to: 1 - Auction the Cal Farley and Alvis Grant tiles to anyone who would choose to sponsor those tiles in the Veteran's Memorial Wall; 2 - Use funds raised in the auction of the Farley and Grant tiles for crisis support of alumni; 3 - Use all funds raised in excess of the cost of the memorial to provide maintenance for the Veterans Memorial and the Boys Ranch Cemetery.
July 2014 - CFBRAA donates 2500.00 in raised funds to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch to pay for hiring a engineer to draft and Plan site.
Dec. 22, 2014 - The Veterans committee met with the Cal Farley's boys ranch engineer charged with building the monument and honor wall. It was decided that the monument and the wall will be located at the boys ranch cemetery centering on the main entryway into boot Hill. This option provides more room for honoring our heroes on the wall in the future,and provides for our cemetery to receive some much-needed upgrades. The dedication is moving ahead as scheduled and will be completed before the Nov 11, 2015 dedication.
September 2015 - The Reunion Golf Tournament was used as a dedicated fundraiser, with all proceeds going to help build the Veterans Memorial; a historic first. We were able to raise just under $5,000 for the memorial, thanks largely to the many sponsors who contributed.
November 2015 - The 2015 Nov.11th Dedication to Cal Farley’s Heroes. Audio Sponsored by Mollman Media.
Collector CFBRAA Challenge Coins
To Order yours contact The Executive Director at :
Or send a request for "CFBRAA Challenge Coins" and $20.00 for each coin to:
CFBRAA Veterans Memorial,
PO Box 9435, Amarillo, TX 79105.
(Proceeds support the Cal Farley's Alumni Cemetery)