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The City of Tustin Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Veterans Memorial Paver Program at Veterans Sports Park. Applicants can have a 4”x8” brick paver engraved in honor of a family member or loved one who has served (or is serving currently) in the United States Armed Services (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard). The applicant or the Veteran being honored must live, work, or go to school in Tustin or have served at the former MCAS Tustin. The fee for an engraved paver is $175, which covers the cost of the engraving service.
Each 4’x8” paver can accommodate three lines of text with up to 20 characters per line. This includes letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and spaces. Content may include the Veteran’s name, rank, branch of the military, and years (or era) of service. Inscriptions will be in upper case text and will be centered on the paver. Standard spelling is required for all text, with the exception of first and last names. Pavers will be placed by branch of service in an order determined by the City of Tustin.
Included with the cost of an engraved paver is the opportunity to submit a photo and narrative about the Veteran for inclusion in the Informational Kiosk located adjacent to the Veterans Memorial. Photos should be in image form and the narrative can include up to 1300 characters. Examples of information to include in the narrative are stories of time served, military honors, career after military service, family members, hobbies, and other accomplishments. Please note that the City of Tustin will review all submitted text and reserves the right remove any content that is deemed inappropriate for any reason.
Applications can be submitted year round; however, pavers are only engraved twice each year leading up to Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The deadline to reserve pavers for Memorial Day is April 1, 2021, and the deadline to reserve pavers for Veterans Day is October 1, 2021. The individuals honored on the pavers engraved prior to each of these holidays will be highlighted at the associated annual event held at Veterans Sports Park. Engraved pavers will be a permanent part of the memorial and create a lasting memory of the Veterans honored.
To have a paver engraved, please complete the Veterans Memorial Paver Program Application. Applicants may return the form by email, mail, or drop it off at Tustin City Hall, Parks and Recreation Department, 300 Centennial Way, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Sorry, no phone orders. All forms will be reviewed and approved before payment is processed. As proof of military service, please include a copy of the Veteran's DD-214 form.
For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 714-573-3326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.