In 2014, members of American Legion Post 36 in West Bend purchased the former social Security Building at 712 Park Avenue with a vision of giving members a new home. Now the Legion is offering neighbors an opportunity to recognize veterans who have served honorably in the armed forces as a new memorial is constructed.
The centerpiece features a 30-foot aluminum flag pole donated by a member of Post 36. Money raised from the sale of granite engraved stones will help defer the construction costs of the memorial and the main granite stone.
Engraved granite stones will be inlayed forming a plaza area in front of the flag pole and memorial stone. An engraved granite stone can be purchased and inscribed with the name of the service member, rank, branch of service, dates of service, conflicts or other information which will reflect the honor of their service.
The honored veteran does not need to be a member of the American Legion. To launch the project, from now until Oct. 1, 2016 the granite stones can be purchased for half price.
A 16 x 8 engraved stone can be purchased for $200 to honor organizations or specific military actions, conflicts or wars.
Contact Mike Hartwell at 262-305-4036 for more details.