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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mesquite Veterans Memorial Brick Sale Extended to August 6

rendering of future veterans memorialMesquite, TX – July 30, 2020 – Due to overwhelming public response, the City of Mesquite has announced the deadline to purchase a brick for the Walk of Honor at the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial has been extended to 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6. Visit www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org for details on purchasing a $50 brick. Bricks can be purchased online by credit card through the Parks and Recreation Department at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/mesquite-tx/catalog/index/275d9644b771854a3b635d561449b8b8?filter=c2VhcmNoPWJyaWNr. Bricks can be purchased by completing an order form available online at https://www.cityofmesquite.com/DocumentCenter/View/14296/Brick-Order-Form---Mesquite-Veterans-Memorial and mailing it with cash or check payment to: Mesquite Veterans Memorial Brick Paver Program, c/o Communications and Marketing Department, City of Mesquite, Municipal Center, 1515 N. Galloway Avenue, Mesquite, TX 75149. Orders may also be dropped off with cash or check payment to the City Manager’s Office located on the 2nd floor of Municipal Center. Please make checks payable to the City of Mesquite.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the brick sales:

Where is the new memorial located? The new Mesquite Veterans Memorial is being constructed on property located near City Lake Park and the address is 425 S. Galloway Avenue.

When will the memorial be completed? A public dedication is planned for Saturday, November 7.

May I buy more than one brick? Yes. Submit one order form for each brick. One payment may cover all brick orders by one customer.

Will multiple brick orders be placed together? Yes. The City will attempt to place all multiple brick orders by one customer together along the walkway.

What is the cost of a brick? $50 per brick.

Where will the brick be placed? All bricks will be placed on the walkway leading to the plaza area.

Is there a deadline to buy a brick? Bricks purchased by August 6, 2020 will be installed for the November 7, 2020 dedication event and bricks purchased by December 18, 2020 will be installed in early 2021.

Do I need to be a military veteran to buy a brick or do I need buy a brick for a veteran? No. Bricks may be purchased in honor of anyone, for any reason or occasion, and by any individuals, families or businesses.

May I purchase a brick in honor of a veteran not killed in action or not deceased? Yes, bricks may be purchased for any veteran, for any reason, from anywhere.

Does the name of the person for who I am buying a brick need to be from Mesquite? No. The veteran or person does not need to be from Mesquite. Bricks may be purchased on behalf of anyone and purchased by anyone, with any message.

What do I put on the brick? Customers may place the name, rank, branch of service and years of service for a military veteran or any message for a veteran. And, anyone can leave any message of their choice on their brick for any person they are purchasing a brick for as a gift. Bricks may also include generic messages to veterans or anyone. The City will review all requested inscriptions and confirm orders with customers before bricks are produced.

How large are the bricks? Each brick is 4" x 8" and has space for 3 lines of text, with 20 characters on each line. Please note: Characters include letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation and special characters (“ “ ‘ - # , . &). All letters are uppercase.

For questions and more information, please contact the City of Mesquite Communications and Marketing Department 972-329-8319 or wlarson@cityofmesquite.com.

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