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A mound of remembrance

Agua Dulce group building war monument

Posted: November 4, 2008 10:28 p.m.
Updated: November 5, 2008 4:30 a.m.
 

Lee Jennings is healing her community and honoring soldiers one brick at a time.

The Military Commemorative Mound was designed to honor United States soldiers, Jennings said.

The effort to build the mound went well beyond just honoring troops and pulled people from all parts of the community together, she said

"I wanted to see some kind of dedication or tribute to servicemen," she said.

The Agua Dulce Civic Association put togther the plan for the commemorative mound and the Agua Dulce Women's Club donated the space, said Jennings, an association member.

Local businesses donated materials, citizens donated money and an Eagle Scout gave his time clearing the space for the mounds, she said. Jennings' idea for a commemorative mound didn't start so ambitiously.

"There's a natural mound in front of the women's club," she said.

The mound was landscaped with cactus and rock. The top of the mound was leveled. Bricks with names of supporters emblazoned on them will be placed on the top.

"So far we've sold 83 bricks. There's enough room for 500 bricks," Jennings said.

The bricks sell for $50 each and pay for the mound's upkeep, she said.

The association will host a dedication for the mound at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Agua Dulce Women's Club, 33201 Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

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