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PHOTO — The Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh, File)
WEST HAVEN, March 6, 2017 — Members of the West Haven Veterans Council and city officials will dedicate the 10th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in Bradley Point Park.
All veterans are invited to participate in the seaside ceremony, which will feature a presentation of the colors, opening and closing prayers and taps, as well as remarks from Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, Veterans Council President Dave Ricci.
In November 2006, the council began the first of 10 campaigns selling bricks to memorialize vets on the 100-yard Walk of Honor between the William A. Soderman and Vietnam Veterans memorials.
The bricks, which cost $75, have charcoal lettering for personalized messages.
About 2,500 bricks have been installed so far, including 135 for the ninth phase, which was dedicated last May, and 104 for the eighth phase, which was dedicated in May 2015 along with a granite stone in memory of Lorelee “Lori” Grenfell, longtime president of the Veterans Council, who died Feb. 19, 2015, at age 60. The memorial was crafted by Giordano Bros. Monuments of Derby Avenue.
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— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator