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    Bricks in the center of the Young County Veterans Memorial beside the Young County Courthouse. The bricks were installed with the NCVM and unveiled with the project in July 2018. The second portion of the project is underway, with the NCVM board in order to fill the entire center with brick. (Leader file photo)

NCVM brick deadline extended to end of January

The New Century Veterans Memorial has extended the deadline until the end of January for the purchase of engraved bricks, as a part of their sidewalk replacement campaign.

The organization extended the deadline until Friday, Jan. 31, due to problems with the number published in promotional materials for the campaign. Former NCVM Board Chair Reta McCallum announced the board was beginning phase two of the brick campaign during the Tuesday, Nov. 12 Young County Commissioners Court meeting.

The board is attempting to complete the middle sidewalk between the two veterans memorials on the east side of the Young County Courthouse with the engraved bricks.

“This brick campaign has a two-fold purpose. One, to continue the sidewalk demonstration of support of our military and veterans,” McCallum wrote in an email. “Two, to put veterans in the eye of the public here at Christmas time. While Young County folks are very supportive of our veterans, without memory jogs, the veterans too easily are forgotten in the holiday hubbub.”

The bricks are four by eight inches and allow for up to three lines of engraving with a maximum of 18 letters per line. They may contain the purchasers name, multiple names, words of support or wisdom, or the name, rank, branch of service to honor someone serving or who has served, but is not eligible to have their name on the wall.

McCallum said in a previous interview she expects to have a third campaign to finish the sidewalk sometime after the phase two portion of bricks are installed. The board hopes to have the engravings in time to the bricks ready for a spring 2020 installment.

Those interested in purchasing a brick can request a brick form by calling the NCVM board at 817-300-3777 or 949-584-0053.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Jan. 11 edition of The Graham Leader.



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