Veteran's memorial bricks now on sale for Shoreline memorial

Monday, August 25, 2014

Interest was high at the veterans' booth at Celebrate Shoreline
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The Shoreline Veterans' Association, under the sponsorship of the Starr Sutherland Jr. American Legion Post 227 in Shoreline, is selling engraved bricks to honor veterans and raise funds for the Shoreline Veterans' Memorial.

The bricks, which will have the name, branch of service, rank, and dates of service for an individual veteran, will be part of the base of the memorial, which will be erected by Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers.

The Shoreline Area News has partnered with the Veteran's Association. For every brick purchased, the Shoreline Area News offers the opportunity to publish a 300 word article and photo, submitted by the purchaser, about the veteran who is being honored.

Organizer Dwight Stevens said, "As soon as the Shoreline City Council approved the project on July 28, we started selling. We had a booth at the Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social and at Celebrate Shoreline and will look for other opportunities to connect with people."

Photo by Jerry Pickard

The group is also soliciting donations, which are tax-deductible. County Councilmember Rod Dembowski obtained a $10,000 grant to help fund the project, which is currently estimated at $65,000, plus printing, advertising, soliciting and permitting costs. Recology CleanScapes has donated $1,000.

The site is to be 32 feet in diameter, bordered by a 5 foot wide, with a white, pervious concrete sidewalk surrounding a flat circle of the engraved brick pavers. Seven 4' high obelisks on the sidewalk will name the different service branches, including the National Guard and Merchant Marine.

Large donations will be recognized on a plaque at the site and there will be individual plaque space on three to seven masonry benches between the obelisks, with a "Ring of Honor" for large donors.
There is space for four names on the order form, but additional names can be included. Engraved pavers are $100 each.


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