Laguna Vista officials will honor the community’s patriots in a Veterans’ Day Ceremony today, Monday, Nov. 12th at the new Veterans’ Park on FM510. Guest speaker will be South Padre Island’s Mayor Bob Pinkerton who is also a Veteran.
You can purchase a brick to honor a Veteran if you like. Deadline to purchase bricks to be installed prior to Veterans Day has passed, but orders will continue to be sold for installation prior to Memorial Day in May, he added.
The bricks measure to 8 by 8 inches in size, and the cost per engraved brick pavers is $50.
Certain guidelines for wording on the bricks will be imposed to ensure respectful tributes. Veterans may purchase the bricks, or non-veterans can buy a brick to honor a friend or loved one. Wording on the brick could include the name, military rank, branch of service and possibly the war or campaign in which the honoree served.
To purchase a brick, call Laguna Vista City Hall at (956) 943-1297.