Veterans Memorial Plaza Renovation
Lakewood residents and others now have the opportunity to buy a commemorative brick to honor military service members, their family and the Lakewood community at the new Veterans Memorial Plaza, being built this spring at Del Valle Park. The Lakewood City Council approved the commemorative brick program at its February 10 council meeting. The new memorial and bricks will be dedicated at Lakewood’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 25.
Bricks engraved with the name of a military veteran can be purchased and placed along the sides of the new memorial’s aircraft carrier runway. Separate bricks engraved with the name of community members and non-profit community groups can be purchased and installed on a walkway leading to the memorial.
The bricks cost $100 each, which covers the bricks’ purchase, engraving and installation and assists with the long-term maintenance of the memorial. You can also purchase a replica copy of your brick to take home at a cost of $75.
The deadline for ordering bricks is April 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be installed by Memorial Day. Bricks can be purchased after April 1 but will be installed at a later date. Bricks can be purchased by Lakewood residents or anyone wishing to honor veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as support the new veterans memorial.
Click for a printable PDF of brick order form. This form can be given to people without Internet access who can then mail or hand deliver it to city hall with payment.
With any questions, please email Lakewood city staff or call them at 562-866-9771, extension 2140.
Photos: The artist’s renderings below show the memorial during the day and at night.