Memorials


El Dorado County veterans, their families or friends may buy memorial bricks and stones to honor a veteran’s service.


Criteria for Placement of Memorials

Memorial Brick – An engraved brick, installed at the Veterans Monument along the Walk of Honor. Each memorializes an individual veteran, as reviewed and approved by the Veterans Alliance. Capacity: three lines at 14 characters per line (including spaces). Available for purchase by veterans, their families and/or friends. Fee applies.

Memorial Stone – An engraved granite stone, installed at the Veterans Monument along the Walk of Honor. Capacity: five lines at 14 characters per line (including spaces). Each memorializes an individual veteran (E-7 or above, or recipient of a Purple Heart or medal of higher precedence) or unit, as reviewed and approved by the Veterans Alliance. Available for purchase by veterans, their families and/or friends. Fee applies.

Memorial Bench – An engraved granite bench. Can include ceramic, porcelain, metal or glass inserts. Requires review and approval by the Veterans Alliance with advice and consent of the El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Commission. Now limited to war periods, units with an El Dorado County connection (e.g., USS Tahoe, local national guard unit) or recipient of a Medal of Valor*. Not available for public purchase.

Memorial Plaque – A bronze or other metal plaque installed on the Veterans Monument Honor Wall or elsewhere on the Veterans Monument grounds. Requires review and approval by the Veterans Alliance with advice and consent of the El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Commission. Limited to the recipient of a Medal of Valor or a veteran, action, battle, war period or unit distinguished by its events, deeds or courage. Recipients must have resided in El Dorado County. Not available for public purchase.

Memorial Statuary – Statuary and other significant monuments installed on the Veterans Monument grounds. Requires review and approval by the Veterans Alliance with advice and consent of the El Dorado County Veterans Affairs Commission. Not available for public purchase.

*Medals of Valor include: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, Coast Guard Cross and Silver Star.

Buy a Memorial Brick or Granite Stone for a Veteran

Any veteran of the United States Armed Forces, living or dead, who is or was a resident of El Dorado County and all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are or were related to a resident of El Dorado County (regardless of where the veteran previously resided) may be memorialized at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument in Placerville.

Purchasing a perpetual memorial brick or granite stone is a wonderful gift that recognizes a veteran’s service to our nation. It also provides a place for family and friends to gather and remember the veteran.

Proceeds from memorial bricks and stones benefit the El Dorado County Veterans Coalition, a 501.c[3] public benefit organization that provides scholarships for El Dorado County veterans and their families.

This program is administered by Friends of the Veterans Monument (aka El Dorado County Veterans Alliance) which is a 501.c (3) charitable non-profit organization.

In order to create a memorial, the following information is required and must be emailed to memorials@eldoradocountyveterans.org after the “Buy Now” button is clicked:

First and last name of veteran (may not exceed 14 characters, including spaces. Do not include periods – space permitting, titles, middle names or initials and suffixes may be included. e.g., Dr J Smith Jr or J R Smith Jr).

Veteran’s rank and branch of service (see “Memorial Abbreviations” – may not exceed 14 characters, including spaces. Do not include periods).

Veteran’s awards and wars (see “Memorial Abbreviations” – may not exceed 14 characters, including spaces. Do not include periods). For Stones, two additional lines may be added (see “Memorial Abbreviations” – may not exceed 14 characters, including spaces. Do not include periods).

Name of person submitting the order.

Mailing address of person submitting the order, including: street or postal address, city, state and zip code.

Email address of person submitting the order.

Daytime phone number of person submitting the order.

Special Requests. With advance notice, multiple memorials, submitted at the same time, can be installed near one another. Please note however that memorials can be placed near one another only when all memorials are ordered together. To arrange this service, please email: memorials@eldoradocountyveterans.org.

Price includes proof, engraving, installation and a tax-deductible donation.

 

$ 150
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Memorial Abbreviations

Form – Memorial Application (If ordering by mail, not online)

The El Dorado County Veterans Alliance (aka Friends of the Veterans Monument) is a 501.c (3) public benefit organization that is authorized by the County of El Dorado to honor veterans and oversee improvements to and ceremonies at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument. Donations benefit veterans causes in El Dorado County and support improvements at the Veterans Monument that are otherwise not funded by the County of El Dorado.