On September 2, 2000, the City of Athens, TN officially dedicated Veterans Memorial Park in honor of all veterans of the armed services. Since that time, several groups have placed individual monuments in the park in honor of their comrades. Now it is your turn. The city is in the process of remodeling the park plaza, and you can be a part of this historical occasion. As part of this effort, sections of the plaza and walking trail will be paved with bricks inscribed with the names of veterans. That's where you come in. The City of Athens is making these bricks available to individuals wishing to honor a veteran.

Bricks may be purchased at anytime; however, during the initial offering from October 1, 2001, until March 1, 2002, bricks will be priced at only $25 per brick. After March 1, 2002, brick prices will increase to $50 per brick. When purchasing your brick, you may also choose to purchase a 1 ¼" x 3" replica take home brick. During the initial offering period, replicas may be purchased for $10. After March 1, 2002, the replicas will increase to $20 per brick. You may also have your replica shipped to you for an additional $5 fee. All other replicas will be delivered to Athens City Hall for pickup.

Each brick placed on the walkway and each replica will be laser engraved with the name and branch of service of the honored veteran.

Each 4" x 8" brick will have one line for the name (20 characters including spaces and punctuation) and one line for the branch of service. (See photo below for example.)

"The City of Athens is pleased to offer this means of honoring our veterans. This small token of our appreciation is a permanent way of recognizing those whose service has meant so much to all of us."

Austin Fesmire
Director of Parks and Recreation

Click the photo below to print a pdf version of the order form. This form also includes additional ordering information. Please note that you must have acrobat reader to use the form and it takes approximately 1minute for the form to appear.