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To the editor:
All Veterans Park in Lincoln was visited by two
very important guests from out of town recently. AMVETS National
Commander Duane Miskulin and AMVETS State Commander Rudy Spaulding
both stopped in Lincoln to view firsthand our own Veterans Honor
Roll located inside All Veterans Park in Lincoln, Ill., at the
corner of Union and Pekin Street. (See
They were only touring preselected sites because of the limited time
available for the AMVETS national commander.
Both men were very impressed with our Veterans Honor Roll, the
project that was responsible for them choosing to include Lincoln in
their cities to stop and visit. Local AMVETS member Lester C. Van
Bibber gave each of them a written history of All Veterans Park in
The Veterans Honor Roll was Van Bibber's idea, born in early
February 2004, and is an ongoing project until the remainder of the
bricks are filled.
All veterans, male or female, are eligible, including those
serving in the Reserves, National Guard, Coast Guard or regular
military service involving honorable service from the Civil War
through the present conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere.
This service can be either peacetime or during wartime.
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The granite bricks can be purchased for $35 each and will be laid
in All Veterans Park as soon as possible.
Please hurry because we are now limited in space for only
about 200 more bricks.
There are blank order forms available in a display holder near
the brick display site.
For more information regarding brick purchases, contact Ruth Haak
at 217-732-8829 or honor roll founder Les Van Bibber at
Lester C. Van Bibber III
Brick honor roll founder
March 01, 2010]
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