Tablet of honor recognition program
Beginning in 2015, the All Veterans Memorial will be accepting donations for unit/organizational plaques and individual military nameplates engraved and placed on the new All Veteran Honor Tablet Walls. The campaign tablets, containing up to 80 names each recognize a service member by rank, name and branch as well as up to twelve unit/organization plaques. Each nameplate and tablet is contained within the appropriate campaign wall recognizing services members of that period. Select the links below or fill out the online form to honor your special veteran, unit, or organization. Upon completion of the tablet of honor campaign, plaques recognizing units and organizations will be moved from the walkways to the appropriate campaign Tablet of Honor Wall.
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:16 am
The Emporia Gazette
By Jason Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org |
The All Veterans Memorial will grant more opportunities for area families and friends to honor their loved ones who were veterans.
“Right now, we have no place to put individual names, and that’s been our challenge,” said Frank Lowery, the chairman of the All Veterans Memorial Association, during an interview with The Emporia Gazette on Monday.
At the Memorial Day service, Lowery announced future renovations in All Veterans Memorial.
There will be six granite tablets — located around the new walk of honor at the northwestern end of the park — to commemorate local veterans, he said. Two tablets will be north of the UH-1H Huey Helicopter after the other six have been installed.
Each tablet can have 80 veteran names inscribed on it, Lowery said. The total costs are unknown until after the City Engineer’s Office creates the details of the project. The All Veterans Memorial Association can then let out bids and start its fundraising efforts.
The project will also include some repairs around the park in the costs, he said. The Memorial Day service attendees viewed the project renderings, which were made by Emig and Associates.