Holiday Brick Orders
For a unique Christmas gift to honor the veteran in your family that is currently serving or one who has served in our country's military, you can purchase an engraved brick to be placed in the LGP Memorial Plaza. This is a gift like no other, one that will convey your message of appreciation and pride for their service. Included will be an attractive recognition of your purchase, suitable for gifting to your loved one(s) that will be mailed to you in time for Christmas. Bricks purchased by January 31, 2018 will be installed in the La Grange Park Veterans Memorial this spring and personally recognized at a memorial ceremony that will be held Memorial Day weekend 2018.
Veteran's Memorial KIA Project
The Community Park District of La Grange Park in conjunction with longtime resident Jack Ryder are compiling a list of names for all La Grange Park residents who were killed in action (KIA) during any of our Wars, so that we may properly honor them at the Veteran's Memorial.
We want to make sure that every La Grange Park resident who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is honored with a brick. If you know of anyone who fits that criteria, please email Amanda Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the park district at 708-354-4580.
The Veterans Memorial was dedicated on September 20, 2014. Our Memorial is unlike many Memorials in that it will continue to grow each year as memorial bricks are purchased and place in the Memorial Plaza. The Community Park District of La Grange Park's Veterans Memorial was built to honor ALL active duty and military veterans whether they served in times of conflict or times of peace. We feel that it is important to recognize all of our men and women who have served or are now serving because they never knew what tomorrow would bring as they protected America. There is no better way to honor your favorite active duty or military veteran than by placing a brick in his or her honor in our Plaza.
Memorial bricks can be purchased by submitting an order form from the link below. If you have any questions you can call the park district office at 708-354-4580 and speak with Amanda Kennedy. Orders received before January 31, 2018 will be recognized at a ceremony on Memorial Day weekend in 2018.
Something New: In response to community requests, donors who have purchased a memorial brick for the plaza will have the opportunity to buy a replica brick that can be given as a gift or kept for their own special memorial. Special prices for replica bricks are as follows: 4 x 8 Bricks are $60 and 8 x 8 Bricks are $75.
Brick orders will be placed twice during the year, with January 31 and June 30 deadlines for all orders. A replica brick order form can be found by clicking the link below.