Since 2013, a path at the Danbury War Memorial has been lined with bricks dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Forces. The Veteran Walkway of Honor is only accepting new additions one more time.
The deadline to order is October 8th.
The walkway already includes more than 500 bricks engraved with the names and military branches of local veterans or of residents’ family members who have served in any branch of the military who are still living, missing in action, on active duty or in memory of those who have died.
Lee Teicholz is spearheading the effort. Bricks can be ordered online and there is an online database of those already honored with a brick.
Profits from the fundraiser go directly to the Danbury War Memorial with 25% of the proceeds from each brick sale going to various charitable veteran organizations. Donations have so far been made to Help Our Military Heroes, Operation Vet Fit, Vet House, Wounded Warrior Project, Wounded Warriors Family Support, Homes For Our Troops, Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, Inc., and Fisher House Foundation. Bricks can be purchased for $75 by anyone interested in honoring a veteran, whether they live in Danbury or not. A larger 8-inch-square brick is available for $150 and logos can be added for an additional $25.