The Community Foundation of Dunn County is currently accepting requests for new bricks for the Dunn County Veteran’s Memorial located on Historic Second street in downtown Menomonie. The cost is $250 per brick.

This annual program began on Flag Day, June 14, 2000 when more than 300 bricks were dedicated and the monument unveiled. Its purpose is to honor military veterans from any branch of service during any era. There is no residency requirement, and currently more than 500 veterans are honored.

The Dunn County Veterans Memorial Committee of Main Street, Inc. is responsible for the memorial and programs relating to it. The Community Foundation of Dunn County coordinates the brick program and manages the Dunn County Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund, which was established to maintain the memorial area.

A donation of $250 or more received before Feb. 1 purchases one brick inscribed with a maximum of 57 letters, numbers and/or spaces. The brick will be added to the walkway by Flag Day, June 14, 2015.

For more information or to receive an order form, contact the Community Foundation 715-232-8019, or e-mail info@cfdunncounty.org. The order deadline is Feb. 1. All new bricks will be formally dedicated at the Flag Day Ceremony in June at the Veteran’s Memorial downtown Menomonie.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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