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10th anniversary of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Thursday

ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - A decade of honoring local veterans is being marked Thursday at the Brown County Veterans Memorial.

The first bricks at the memorial site were laid on May 23, 2003. It sits in front of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, which is near the corner of Armed Forces Drive and S. Oneida Street.

Since then, more than 4,000 bricks have been purchased and displayed. Each one has the name of a veteran from Brown County. 

Founders say this memorial is intended to recognize not just for those who have died, but for all who have served.

“The individuals like to have their name on display or whatever, showing that they served their country. And of course, the plaques on the inside are people that never came back,” Doug Santy, president of Friends of Brown County Veterans, told FOX 11.

Santy says bricks can still be purchased through his group, Friends of Brown County Veterans.