This year’s Veterans Day will be a little more special in the city of Braham. That day, Nov. 11, will mark the unveiling and dedication ceremony for a Memorial in Braham Freedom Park.
The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 684, and Braham Veterans of Foreign Wars, Chapter 1731, have been busy planning the ceremony, which will begin at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public, and veterans are invited to wear their military uniform.
According to the organizing committee, the memorial is dedicated to the Vietnam Veterans, especially the six Braham High School graduates who gave their lives. However, the committee emphasizes any veteran or family member is welcome to be recognized at the memorial with a paver block with the veteran’s name, date of service and rank.
The cost of the pavers is $200, which includes the engraving. Mentioning of Metal of Honor, Purple Heart, or POW can also be included in the engraving. General donations are also welcomed.
To make a donation or purchase a paver, contact Bob at 651-485-2786 or Rod at 763-250-8102.