The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) has launched The National Museum of the United States Army Brick Program to “pave the way to Army history.”
To be inlaid along the Path of Remembrance that will lead visitors from the parking area to the museum’s main entrance, the personalized bricks offer museum supporters and the general public an opportunity to ensure the special soldiers in their lives are honored through a lasting tribute on museum grounds.
“These commemorative bricks will also serve as ideal stage-setters for the Museum’s central theme—soldiers’ stories,” Kerri Kline, AHF’s director of donor initiatives and museum relations.
Adding, “That theme will be reflected as soon as visitors approach the Path of Remembrance to witness the tributes to the soldiers whose personal stories of service and sacrifice helped shape our Army and our nation.”
Kline explained that in addition to honoring individual soldiers, the bricks can be inscribed with specific Army units, unit mottos, in memoriam tributes, and the names of Army families, Department of the Army civilians, and museum and Army supporters.
“Only letters and numerals will be allowed—no graphic symbols or logos,” Kline noted.
The bricks will be made of high-quality Mesabi black granite and inscribed in charcoal-colored lettering.
Available in 4” x 8” and 8” x 8” sizes priced at $250 and $500 respectively, brick orders are being taken now, with early purchasers being given prime placement along the Path of Remembrance.
The bricks will be installed in time for the museum’s grand opening celebration.
Kline also said that both full-size and miniature brick replicas, complete with a “National Museum of the United States Army” brass plaque, can be ordered as gifts for personal display.
“Orders for the replicas will be produced and mailed immediately to ensure that honorees are aware before the museum’s opening that a brick will commemorate their Army service,” Kline said.
For more information on the Army Museum Brick Program, Path of Remembrance visit www.armyhistory.org or call (855)-ARMY-BRX.