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Names to be added to monument


 

The Veterans Monument at the White Hall Museum wants to honor more service men and women.

The monument was erected in 1991 and was made possible by funds from private donations and the work of volunteers. It is maintain by the city of White Hall.

Mary Lou Mauldin, director of the White Hall Museum, said, “There are over 700 names engraved on the front and back of the upright granite structure. When we ran out of room two sidewalks were built that lead to the monument.” According to Mauldin, around 100 of the bricks that flank the sidewalks have also been engraved with the names of service men and women.

During Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day each year, a special program is held at the monument. Visitors are free to view the monument at any time.

Mauldin said, “Several people have inquired on how they can have a brick engraved so we are now taking orders.”

Anyone interested can have the name of a service man or women etched into a brick for $50. The veteran to be honored is not required to be from White Hall. All veterans are welcomed. Orders will be taken from now until September 1, 2013. Contact Mary Lou Mauldin at (870) 692-7231 for more information.