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Mesquite, TX – June 17, 2021 – As a part of National Flag Week, the City of Mesquite has announced a limited supply of additional Mesquite Veterans Memorial bricks available for purchase. The sale will begin Tuesday, June 22 at 9 a.m. The public can visit www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org to order and pay for their brick. The public may also purchase a brick in person at Parks and Recreation Administration, located on the first floor of George A. Venner, Sr. Municipal Center at 1515 N. Galloway Avenue. For more information, please call at 972-216-6260.
Elizabeth Harrell, Parks and Recreation Director, said, “More than 1,500 bricks have been purchased so far. The community support of this project has been extraordinary. There are a few bricks remaining and we expect to be sold out very quickly.” She shared that the city chose Flag Week to announce this final phase of Mesquite Veterans Memorial brick sales as the American flag serves as an enduring emblem of the freedoms that all military veterans have helped protect and defend.
Here are frequently asked questions for Mesquite Veterans Memorial brick sales:
What is the cost of a brick? $50
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.
Where will the brick be placed? All public bricks will be placed near the walkway leading to the plaza area. The City will attempt to place multiple brick orders together.
Do I need to be a military veteran or place a veteran’s name on the brick? No. Bricks may be purchased by anyone, in honor of anyone, and by individuals, families, groups and businesses.
What can I put on the brick? Customers may request any message on the order form. For those who purchase bricks in honor of a military veteran, the typical inscription includes the rank and name, the branch of service and the years of service. The City will review and verify all requested inscriptions.
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. Characters include letters, numbers, spaces, punctuation and special characters (“ ‘ - # , . &). All letters are uppercase.
The Mesquite Veterans Memorial is located at 425 S. Galloway Avenue. The memorial was dedicated in November 2020. The project was funded in part through community fundraising and corporate donations, highlighted by the title sponsorship of Atmos Energy.
The memorial is located near City Lake Park. It features two 14-foot wide walls with six medallions of veteran’s groups on the front side and six history panels of modern-era wars facing the park. A center column is 7-feet wide and lists the names of all military veterans from the Mesquite community who lost their lives while in service. The column is highlighted by a 3-foot in diameter bronze seal of the United States of America. A bronze American Bald Eagle, with a 5-foot wingspan, rests atop the memorial. The Walk of Honor, with bricks purchased by the community, create an entryway that welcomes visitors to a plaza area enhanced by a 14-foot wide granite star and four benches named Service, Sacrifice, Honor and Freedom.