Give A Gift
If you are searching for the ideal, thoughtful holiday or birthday present for someone special in your life, the La Verne Veterans Memorial Committee may have the solution. One of the main features of the memorial will include bricks and pavers that can be purchased and dedicated in honor or in memory of someone’s military service. Purchase a brick or paver as a gift and receive a a full-color certificate suitable for framing for presentation to the recipient.
These bricks will become a legacy that tells a story of selfless service, commitment, and national pride. Your message will become a permanent part of local history and teach generations to come an important lesson about sacrifice, honor, and courage.
Don Kendrick, Mayor of La Verne was enthusiastic about this idea. He stated, “As a veteran of the United States Navy, I can’t think of a more thoughtful gift to commemorate a time in our lives when we accomplished things we never thought possible and learned perhaps the most important lessons of our lives.”
The bricks are completely customizable. Bricks can be dedicated in one person’s name or a family name if there are multiple veterans in one family. The options are endless. For example a person, business, or organization can inscribe a brick with a general message of support or gratitude for all veterans or acknowledge a specific military branch.
Bricks come in three sizes: 4-inch by 8-inch, 8-inch by 8-inch, and 10-inch by 10-inch and may be purchased for $150, $300, and $400 respectively. Purchases can be made online or in person at the Community Services Department at City Hall, 3660 D Street, La Verne.
The Veterans Memorial will feature a five-sided obelisk with the names of the men and women from La Verne who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It will also feature flags representing each branch of the military, park benches, and landscaping features. The bricks will be placed throughout the footprint of the memorial and may be dedicated to anyone who served in the military whether or not they are from the La Verne community.