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1/4/2014 3:07:00 PM
Deadline for Veteran's Memorial nearing

Families and individuals wanting to have a name listed on the Veteran's Memorial at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza have until the end of January to get their applications turned in to be included in the memorial which will be dedicated on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.

The cost to have a name listed on the memorial is $100, and an order form can be found in this edition of The Journal. There are also opportunities for individuals, families and businesses to sponsor the memorial and have their names listed.

"The back of the memorial will feature the names of the sponsors who made the memorial possible," said David Sasser, chairman of the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza Trust.

"So even if you do not have a veteran in your family to honor, you can still be a part of the project."

Sponsorhip levels are Bronze ($100), Silver ($250), Gold ($500), Platinum ($1,000), and Corporate ($2,500). He said there are also opportunities to sponsor the benches at the memorial.

The memorial will be located in the grassy area north of the Old Church Center. It will be constructed of polished black granite stones featuring an honor roll of veterans names listed by conflict. The memorial will sit on a concrete plaza with flagpoles and granite benches for visitors to rest and reflect.

Donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to the Perkins Community Foundation, PO Box 667, Perkins, OK 74059.

The deadline for orders is January 31, 2014.

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