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Applications for veterans bricks for memorial due on Friday

Applications for veterans bricks will be accepted by the Jasper County Veterans Memorial Commission through Friday. 

Due to the logistics of the project, no applications will be accepted after that date. Any applications dropped off at the Jasper County Treasurer’s Office by 4:30 p.m. or postmarked on Nov. 8 will be accepted. Any resident who entered the service from Jasper County, lived in Jasper County after their time in the service and passed away, currently lives in the county or currently is serving on active duty is eligible to submit an application.

The bricks cost $100 each and must be submitted with a copy of your DD214 or honorable discharge papers. Also, any Jasper County resident who was killed in action will be eligible for a brick at no charge.

The commission has identified all of the Vietnam KIA’s. Anyone with a relative who was in World War I, World War II or Korea who was killed in action may contact the commission to have a brick placed in their honor. 

As of Wednesday, the commission has sold nearly 500 bricks. For more information or to ask questions, call Doug Bishop at (641) 417-8885. The commission will begin selling sponsorships for the memorials in the near future.

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