On Friday, February 20, Mayor Tom Brown, American Legion Post #24 officers, members of the building committee, and guests officially broke ground on their new parking lot.
The north parking lot at the Legion isn’t new as it has been gravel parking for many years, but beginning mid-March construction will begin to pave the lot with concrete.
In conjunction with the paving, a new fence of brick and wrought iron will be installed and an area designated as the “Walk of Honor” will be included.
The “Walk of Honor” will provide approximately 1,500 spaces for pavers (bricks) to honor veterans who have honorably served this great nation.
This will provide a great opportunity to pay tribute to a father, mother, spouse, brother or sister. Legion family members and veterans will soon receive a letter and order form to purchase pavers.
After the initial offer the general public will be allowed to purchase pavers by contacting the American Legion. Pavers will be available in two sizes; 4” X 8” will cost $60 and 8” X 8” will cost $120 if purchased before April 25. After April 25 the prices are $75 and $150 respectively. Laser imprinting will allow from one to three lines with 15-18 characters per line. Identical miniature imprinted pavers will also be available at an additional cost of $20. Miniature pavers are suitable as paper weights or keepsakes. Suggested imprinting might include the veteran’s name, branch of service, and period served (WWII or 1941-1945).