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PHOTO — The brick Veterans Walk of Honor in Bradley Point Park, West Haven. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh, File)
WEST HAVEN, Nov. 3, 2020 — West Haven Veterans Council members and city officials will dedicate the 13th phase of the brick Veterans Walk of Honor at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Bradley Point Park.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting large public gatherings, the dedication of the Walk of Honor’s 13th phase was rescheduled to coincide with the annual Veterans Day ceremony but was postponed again — this time to next year.
All veterans are invited to participate in the seaside ceremony, which will feature opening and closing prayers, a presentation of the colors and taps, as well as remarks from Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and Veterans Council President Dave Ricci.
The council has extended the application deadline to Monday, March 15, 2021, for the 13th phase of its popular Brick Campaign.
Download a Brick Application.
In November 2006, the Veterans Council began the first of 13 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.
More than 2,700 bricks have been installed so far, including 51 for the 12th phase, which was dedicated May 25, 2019.
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— MICHAEL P. WALSH, Public Relations Information Coordinator