Lincoln AMVETS Post 71 urges all
veterans, their families and friends to order granite bricks for the
honor roll at the park. Each brick ordered will be inscribed with a
veteran's name, branch of service and any other information provided
that will fit into three lines of 13 characters per line (including
punctuation and spaces).
Besides veterans themselves purchasing
these bricks, many people are buying them in memory of loved ones
from all wars, conflicts or police actions, as well as the Cold War.
There is no requirement that the veteran must have served overseas
or in battle. Veterans from the U.S. military, National Guard or
Reserves will be recognized. And, in the future bricks can be laid
for anyone who goes into the service, whether during war or
Arnold Haak, 1st vice commander of
AMVETS Post 71 and chairman of the honor roll project, said in a
news release, "It is most fitting that we honor our veterans by
laying these bricks in their honor." It shows that we are
"appreciative of their having served our country, and in doing so
they have preserved our freedoms that we so enjoy today because of
"Many served our country in positions
that had to be maintained by military and never saw the battles, but
they served. They are veterans. And, being veterans, they helped in
the actions that kept America free from communism, dictatorship or
worse. Freedom is not free! Sacrifices must be made to keep freedom.
And all the veterans have done so."
The honor roll in the park is being
constructed as a lasting way to honor them.
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Application forms for the bricks have
been distributed all over town. Businesses where the forms are
available include B & K Antiques, Pete's Hardware, VFW Post 1756,
American Legion Post 263, Manley's Monuments, Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus Hall, Oasis senior center,
Logan County Bank, State Bank on Broadway and Woodlawn Road, Ken's
Barber Shop, Eagles Lodge, and the Kickapoo Street Dollar Store.
Forms also can be secured from Arnold Haak, Gene Johnson, Lester Van
Bibber and Louise Cobb.
The forms include full instructions. To
order an inscribed brick to honor a veteran, pick up an application,
complete it, attach a check for $35 per brick and send to the
address on the form.
Arnold Haak, Chairman
AMVETS Logan County Veterans Honor Roll
Lincoln AMVETS Post 71
1417 N. Logan St.
Lincoln, IL 62656-1222
AMVETS Post and Auxiliary 71 will have a regular meeting at 5:30
p.m. Monday, May 24, at 1417 N. Logan St. in Lincoln. All members
are invited to attend.
provided by Arnold Haak]