Veterans and current military personnel are being honored in the city of La Vergne. The city has been accepting payments for 4x8 bricks to honor past and present military personnel, but now they can also be ordered online.
To order online, go to http://www.bricksrus.com/order/veteranswall
"On Veterans Day, November 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., the city will unveil the memorial wall at Veterans Memorial Park," said Mayor Dennis Waldron. "The wall is a permanent commemorative display that will be lined with bricks engraved with the names of honored men and women who have served our great country."
To include the person you are honoring at the unveiling, all brick orders must be turned in no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 12. Bricks may still be ordered after that date. Online payment may be made via paypal. The cost of the brick is $25, but some service fees may apply for online ordering.
Who is eligible to be honored? Anyone who has served honorably in the armed forces or is currently on active duty. The cost of a brick is $25.00 and you may select up to four lines, with 21 characters per line. Note that spaces and symbols are considered as a character. Engraving will be done in all capital letters and will be centered.
Parks & Recreation Director A.C. Davis acknowledged the work done by organizations and businesses in the La Vergne community, "Our sincere thanks to Griggs & Maloney, Severn Trent Environmental Services, Smyrna Ready Mix, Hollingshead Concrete, Dewey Hunter and Rolling Thunder, State Senator Jim Tracy, Frankie Climer, David Seals and Seals Electric, U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, City Engineer Kyle Brown and the Stormwater Department, Public Works Director Garlon Russell and the Streets Department, and the entire staff of the Parks & Recreation Department for their donations, support, and work to make this dream possible."