So it turns out we can afford 9 more 8 x 8 bricks. $500 each – so $4500 total.
The “Path of Remembrance” leading to the Museum entrance is going to be large.
I’m sure the Museum will welcome the nine extra bricks. We can’t control
the location of the bricks, so it is a good thing for each brick to stand on its own.
The idea is to have one 8” x 8” brick for each of our fallen as shown below.
I wish I had done this plan from the start but it’s too late now.
We can’t cancel the original 8 x 8 brick order. Those bricks are already made.
Below are the mockups for the nine bricks.
BUT NOW THERE IS ANOTHER CHOICE …. KEEP SCROLLING DOWN …
221ST SIGNAL COMPANY (PICTORIAL)
SOUTHEAST ASIA PICTORIAL CENTER
COMBAT PHOTO VIETNAM 1966-1972
Bronze Star Plaque for the Veterans Hall
Initially, we had a goal of $3500 to raise for 221st participation in the new National Museum of the US Army
now under construction at Fort Belvoir near Washington DC. But due to the extraordinary response from
our members, we raised far more than needed. As of 9/13/18 we have raised $8000. WOW!
As shown below, we already ordered (in Nov 2017) and paid for two 8” x 8” bricks ($500 each).
We also have ordered and paid for a Bronze Star Level plaque ($2500)
that goes permanently inside the Museum in the Veterans Hall.
So we have spent $3500 out $8000. We still have $4500 to spend.
Original brick order.
Recently, the NMUSA started offering a “Unit Tribute” Plaque.
Unit Tributes will line the Path of Remembrance leading up to the Museum. The 12”x 18” plaques will honor individual Army units of any size and period of time. The plaques are engraved in polished Mesabi Black granite. Format and content of each unit’s plaque is highly customizable, and can include a color rendering of the unit’s Distinctive Unit Insignia and/or Shoulder Sleeve Insignia.
Below is an “artist conception” of what the “Path of Rembrance” will likely look like,
and a first layout of how the 221st Signal unit plaque might look.
Unit Tribute Plaques are $5000. We have $4500 of that in hand already.
I’ve listed the names of all donors below.
If you made a donation and your name is not below
let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
N Thomas *
C Turner *
L Turner *
Van Epps *
W Wilson *
* denotes funds received
Questions or comments: email@example.com
Opening Mid 2020