2017-02-15 / Top News

Memorial brick installation ceremony Saturday in Bonita Springs park


Arleen Hunter, Bonita Springs assistant city manager, holds a dedicated brick. 
COURTESY PHOTO Arleen Hunter, Bonita Springs assistant city manager, holds a dedicated brick. COURTESY PHOTO The city of Bonita Springs will hold a Memorial Brick installation ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Riverside Park. These bricks will become part of the Veterans Memorial Walkway that surrounds Riverside Park at 10450 Reynolds St.

The program provides a permanent tribute to all veterans. The name of each veteran remembered in the Memorial Walkway recalls the duties each one bore and the sacrifices of the ones they left behind. Veterans Memorial Walkway is home to approximately 150 veterans’ bricks. The bricks border 100 American flags that majestically line the walkway for veterans’ events.

Friends and family of soldiers can honor their heroes by dedicating bricks. All bricks are installed within six months. Anyone wishing to dedicate a brick should stop by Bonita Springs City Hall, 9101 Bonita Beach Road, for an order form. Bricks cost $80, half of which goes to the city’s Veterans Advisory Committee.

The Veterans Advisory Committee hosts the Memorial Day Service, Veterans Day event and the Patriot Day Service. The committee was formed to ensure that activities sponsored by the various veteran groups and the city are coordinated. It also assists with other issues relating to veterans in the Bonita Springs area. The committee installed and maintains the Veterans Memorial at the park.

Call Bonita Springs City Hall at 949- 6262 for more information. ¦

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