Brick memorial debuts on Lynchburg sidewalk to honor veterans, first responders

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Families in Lynchburg are honoring their loved ones by placing their names on a prominent sidewalk.

A new "Honor and Rememberance" memorial was installed this week in front of Monument Terrace. It's made up of 216 bricks, featuring the names of military veterans and their supporters. Supporters paid between $50 and $65 to place names on the bricks.

The display also pays tribute to people who serve in local police, fire, and EMS agencies.

"We really want the first responders. The police, fireman, and EMT's that are in that category to buy a brick," explained Steve Bozeman, a military veteran who helped raise money for the monument. "We have a few over there now that did respond, but I expect a bigger response."

Bozeman said a second section of more than 200 bricks has been sold and will be installed along Church Street in January.

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