Orders being taken for memorial bricks to place in All-Veterans Memorial on Mt. Hosmer in Lansing

Families and friends have honored more than 391 veterans in the All-Veterans Memorial Brick Plaza at Mt. Hosmer Veterans  Memorial Park in Lansing. New bricks can be inscribed with a veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, years of service and possibly more information depending on brick size chosen. Additional bricks are placed in the plaza twice a year, before Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Mt. Hosmer was established as a veterans memorial park in the early 1920s when Lansing’s American Legion Post 50 donated this hill to the City of Lansing  for a Veterans Memorial Park. In 2001, the Lansing American Legion and VFW built a WWI memorial in the park, which offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River.

An additional All-Veterans Memorial was created in 2004-2005. It features a marble stone for each branch of the U.S. military behind an apron of memorial bricks.

Bricks are available in two sizes - 4”x4” or 8”x8”. For more information or to purchase a brick  contact Memorial Association representatives Don Peters,  at 563-568-7865, or Bill Burke, at 608-769-3880.

A veteran does not have to be from Lansing to have a brick placed in this memorial, and this includes deceased veterans. Veterans from outside of Lansing can request a brick order form from Don Peters and the form will be sent via postal mail. The Memorial Association will inscribe and install the brick after receiving the completed form with payment.

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