Bristol Legion Post 19 offers memorial bricks
BRISTOL — Bristol American Legion Post 19 continues to offer folks a solid, long-lasting way to symbolically honor a loved one. The post is offering “memorial bricks” on which a loved one’s name and a brief message can be etched.
The Legion annually installs a new crop of bricks — close to Memorial Day or July 4 — at the wonderful Memorial and “Memory Walk” on the Bristol Town Green at the intersection of North and Main streets.
The Legion has appropriately dubbed the tribute “a walk in the shadows of veterans, close friends and family members without regard for politics, petty grievances or personal vendetta. This Memorial and Memory Walk is a dramatic visual tribute to the sacrifices made by family and loved ones.”
Post 19 Adjutant Alan Smith said 600 memory bricks have been installed at the site, and there’s space for another 2,400. The bricks come in two sizes: one that measures around four inches by eight inches that will accommodate three lines of text, with 20 letters per line; and a larger variety that offers six lines of text, 20 letters per line. The smaller brick costs $50, and the larger one costs $100.
You can order them by downloading an application right off the Post 19 website, bristolamericanlegion.com. To learn more call the Legion at 453-2951 or email Smith at [email protected].
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