The last of 910 bricks have been engraved on the Clintonville Veterans Memorial.
“The last brick honors several men from Embarrass who all joined the Air Force on the same day, and called themselves the ‘Embarrass Squadron’,” said Veterans Memorial Committee Chairperson Jeannie Schley.
The standing Veterans Memorial Committee of the City Council is responsible for the long-term care, and if need be, updating of the Memorial on behalf of the people of Clintonville.
The committee has begun the task of determining how to expand the memorial in order to provide more space to honor additional veterans. The task will probably take several years, and will gain involve fund raising once a design has been determined.
Routine maintenance of the memorial is an ongoing task, and requires funding. Costs include water and electric utilities, lawn care, routine caulking of seams, snow removal, shrub and tree maintenance, and flag replacement.
“I encourage the public to support his important Memorial through donations,” said Schley. “If desired, your name or organization will be engraved in a brick paver to be placed in the sidewalk, acknowledging your generous donation.”
A minimum donation of $100 is requested if a brick paver is desired. There are larger bricks available to the more generous donors.
Blank forms are available at City Hall or by contacting Rich Beggs at 715-823-2772.