To the editor:
Sunday, April 23, saw a gathering of veterans,
their friends and family members under beautiful skies at All
Veterans Park on Union Street in Lincoln. The occasion was the
dedication of nearly 2,000 engraved granite bricks, each dedicated
to the individual sacrifice of a past or present soldier, sailor,
airman or marine with ties to this community.
The turnout was fabulous. Veterans attended from throughout the
state and the keynote speaker was Mike Dawson, commander of the
AMVETS Department of Illinois. Mayor Beth Davis also spoke. The
event was an unqualified success.
AMVETS Post 71 thanks all those who attended and all those who
have sponsored these special bricks thus far and reminds everyone
that sponsorships are still available. Call 732-8829 for
(Posted April 25, 2006)
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