The first memorial features six granite monuments with plaques and flags representing the military branches. The second includes the Memorial Rose Garden, in which donation tiles and memorial tiles are placed among the garden’s flowers.
The City of Brentwood, in conjunction with local veterans’ groups, is still trying to raise $140,000 to build the final of the three elements to pay tribute to our veterans while elevating awareness of the United States’ preservation of freedom throughout the world. The third element will be a quiet and contemplative area in the northwest corner of the park that will incorporate white granite blocks, benches and shade trees in orchard rows, reflecting the history of Brentwood.
As part of the fundraising efforts, two types of tiles are still available for purchase from the Parks and Recreation Department to be included in the Memorial Rose Garden. Beige tiles with black lettering are intended to recognize those that are serving or have served, or can be for any individual, family or organization that wishes to donate. This line can include the name of an individual, a family or organization.
The black tiles with gold lettering memorialize those who have died while serving their nation. Tiles are 8”x8” and can be engraved with a maximum of five lines of text of 18 letters each. The donation amount is $100 per line.
For more information, call 925-516-5444.