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Jason Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Masonry in Grant lays brick for the wall at the veterans memorial. (Johnson Publications photo)

Veterans memorial brick almost complete; dedication set for spring

The Veterans Memorial site is coming along, with brick walls and foundation completed this week.
Jason Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Masonry in Grant has been laying background and specialty bricks at the memorial site.
Over 100 dedication bricks have been purchased for the memorial so far.
Dave Oxford, Sr., a member of the Veterans Memorial Committee, said bricks can still be purchased.
“(Brick purchasing) will be open forever,” he said.
Brick purchase forms can be picked up from a committee member, at the courthouse or the Imperial Republican office. The cost of each brick is $200.
While most of the building work will be done this year, the dedication won’t be until spring.
A tentative goal of Veterans Day for the dedication this year had been set, but weather became an issue.
Before the six benches will be set, Oxford said one will be placed in the general area to see if a path will need to be run from the sidewalk.
Bench donors include Adams Bank & Trust, Waypoint Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Gregg Smith, Sandy Rufenacht and the Hughes family.
VFW members are meeting Monday to get information together for the kiosk registry.
Chase County veterans are still being sought for information to be memorialized in the registry.
The registry is free. For information forms, contact a committee member.

 

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