Commemorative bricks honor U.S. veterans at Battle Ground Veterans Memorial

Commemorative bricks are engraved with the veteran’s name, branch of service, and dates of service

BATTLE GROUND — Those who would like to honor and recognize a U.S. veteran with a commemorative brick to be installed at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial will want to be aware of an approaching deadline. Bricks must be ordered no later than March 1 to be installed by Memorial Day of this year.

The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, located in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park, was fully funded and constructed by donations -- evidence of the community’s commitment to recognizing those who serve. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
The Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, located in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park, was fully funded and constructed by donations — evidence of the community’s commitment to recognizing those who serve. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground

Commemorative bricks are engraved with the veteran’s name, branch of service, and dates of service. They are an enduring gift to honor the service of a family member or loved one. Bricks are engraved and installed annually in time for the city’s Memorial Day ceremony.

Commemorative bricks are engraved with the veteran’s name, branch of service, and dates of service. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground
Commemorative bricks are engraved with the veteran’s name, branch of service, and dates of service. Photo courtesy of city of Battle Ground

The cost of an engraved and installed brick is $250. Proceeds support the ongoing maintenance of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial. The memorial, located in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park, was fully funded and constructed by donations — evidence of the community’s commitment to recognizing those who serve. The names of 31 honored veterans, local servicemen who died in service, are engraved on the memorial’s wall.

More information on ordering a commemorative brick, the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial and the 31 honored veterans  is available at: www.cityofbg.org/417/Battle-Ground-Veterans-Memorial

Information provided by city of Battle Ground.

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