The public is invited to the Bricks of Honor dedication event at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park, 3200 Memorial Drive. The program recognizes veterans whose family and friends have purchased dedication bricks in their honor over the past year for the Garden. The event also commemorates the founding of the Veterans Memorial Garden.
The First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry Post, a Civil War reenactment unit, will post the Colors to honor a brick placed for a Civil War veteran. Music will be provided by singer Tyler Hale, and Echo Taps will be performed.
"The Lincoln Parks Foundation is proud to partner with Parks and Recreation on the Veterans Memorial Garden," said Maggie Stuckey, Lincoln Parks Foundation Executive Director.
"We are humbled to facilitate the Bricks of Honor program, which honors our community's veterans and their families."
The Veterans Memorial Garden was created after 80,000 people gathered in Antelope Park in 1989 to view the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. The Garden contains over 5,000 personalized bricks that celebrate the pride, patriotism and sacrifices of military personnel.
For information about the Lincoln Parks Foundation Bricks of Honor program, visit lincolnparks.org or call 402-441-8258. For more information about the Veterans Memorial Garden, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: veterans garden).