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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 picture.) 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 Lincoln.

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 217-732-3438.

Lester C. Van Bibber III
Brick honor roll founder

[Posted March 01, 2010]

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