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City launches online tool for Veterans Historical Plaza

Tool will help residents locate memorial bricks

Posted: January 31, 2013 3:03 p.m.
Updated: January 31, 2013 3:03 p.m.

 

The City of Santa Clarita recently launched a new searchable online tool that allows community members to quickly pinpoint the location of engraved bricks at the Veterans Historical Plaza.

By typing in the veteran’s name, the database will provide residents with a list of memorial bricks matching that name along with the location of each correlating stone.   

“The City takes pride in ensuring that our Veterans and their families receive the support and recognition they deserve,” said Councilmember Laurene Weste.  “Thanks to the online brick locator feature, community members can easily find personalized bricks, which serve to recognize and honor the valiant service of our local veterans.”

In 2000, the Santa Clarita City Council initiated an aggressive effort to raise funds for the design and construction of the Veterans Historical Plaza. With the support of Historical Veterans Memorial Committee and then Assemblymember George Runner and State Senator Pete Knight, Santa Clarita secured $250,000 in State funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The one-half acre Veterans Historical Plaza includes a Victorian garden, a bronze statue of “Willie the Drummer Boy,” a brick walkway and hundreds of engraved bricks honoring local veterans. Twice a year, community members have with the opportunity to honor veterans by purchasing a memorial brick to be placed at Veterans Plaza. 

The Santa Clarita Veterans Historical Plaza is located at 24275 North Walnut Street in Old Town Newhall. For more information about the Veterans Plaza or to search the online brick database, visit www.Santa-Clarita.com/veterans.

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