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Bricks can be purchased in honor of veterans          Send a link to a friend

The refurbishing and construction is completed at the All Veterans Park and Memorial. Now it will soon be time to lay the inscribed granite bricks for our veterans. Will yours be included? Time is getting short. Bricks can be purchased for the veteran of any U.S. war, past or present. We ask only that the veteran's name and branch of service be included in the three lines of 13 characters each (including punctuation and spaces). Use any other information about the veteran that you wish to include in the spaces left.

Many names require two lines. Use the remaining spaces for information that fits into the remaining spaces.

It is most fitting that we all honor our veterans by laying these granite bricks in their honor to show them that we are most appreciative of their having served our country and, in doing so, they have preserved our freedoms that we so enjoy today because of their sacrifices.

The veterans themselves, of course, can purchase these bricks for themselves. But, we, the family and friends of the veterans, can also purchase one in their name or memory. They can have served or are presently serving in any war, conflict, police action, as well as during the Cold War. There is no requirement that they must have served overseas or in battle. Many served our country in the positions assigned to them that prevented them from going overseas or into battle. But they served in many needed positions. They are veterans, male and female. And, being veterans, they helped in the actions that kept America free from communism, dictatorship or even worse.


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Freedom is not free! Sacrifices must be made to keep freedom. And all veterans have sacrificed. Today we are enjoying the many freedoms that our veterans have fought for over the many years from 1492 and even yet today. Our veterans are still preserving our way of life here in America.

Let's get them on a brick and laid for eternity in the Veterans Honor Roll that will surround the All Veterans Monument in All Veterans Park on the triangle that lies between Union Street, Pekin Street and College Avenue, Lincoln.

Complete your form(s). Attach your check in the amount of $35 per brick and mail to the address on the form. Please do it today.

This $35 pays for the cost of the brick, the inscription, and the few dollars left over will be in an escrow account to pay for the maintenance of the park, flags for the large flagpole and the "sidewalk of flags" poles. New flagpoles will be installed at a later date. All monies realized from this project will be expended on the maintenance of the park and flagpoles. After all monies are expended, Lincoln AMVETS Post 71 will pay for needed projects, finance permitting.

Arnold Haak, chairman
1417 N. Logan St.
Lincoln, IL 62656-1222
(217) 732 8829

(posted 7-9-04)

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