Mark Blanton, 16, of Sikeston, pictured left, removes a worn-out brick near the corner of Linn and Campanella. Blanton will then replace the brick with a new one bearing same veteran's name. He will replace about half of the 200 bricks with veteran names at Veterans Park for his Boy Scout Merit Badge. Pictured assisting him is Blair Moran, Veterans Park Committee member.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Tribute bricks help fund the local park's maintenance
SIKESTON -- Veterans Park is getting better and better, one brick at a time.
Since the beginning, the Veterans Park has honored Sikeston veterans without being a burden on the city's taxpayers -- built, maintained and improved through the efforts of the Veterans Park Committee.
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