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Memorial Bricks, Coins to Benefit Beaumont Public Safety Memorial

Fundraising efforts are underway to help build a new memorial in town to honor our hometown heroes.

Efforts to raise money for Beaumont's in-the-works public safety memorial are underway, and there are two ways you can help the project.

One way is by purchasing a memorial brick, which will allow citizens to leave a "personal touch" on the project, by getting that brick engraved with a message for fallen police and fire personnel, according to city spokeswoman Ashley Starr.

Those cost $100, but only a limited amount are available. 

Another way to help contribute to the project is by purchasing a "Public Safety Memorial Challenge Coin."  

The coins feature a kneeling fireman and police officer on the front with an American Flag and the patron saints for fire and police on the back with the words: honor, service, sacrifice, commitment.  Those cost $15 each, and can be bought at city hall or at the Albert A. Chatigny Community Center.

According to the city, when finished, the Memorial will have separate upright slabs of black granite listing the names of Beaumont and Cherry Valley police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty.   There will also be two bronze statues that depict a kneeling police officer and a kneeling firefighter on display at the memorial.

The setting will also include four granite benches donated by several local organizations "to add dignity and comfort in the rose garden setting," a city announcement said.

kim murphy March 07, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Is this only for those you died in the line of duty???
Washy March 07, 2013 at 11:52 PM
HEY WAIT WHAT NOW...are these the things that Mr Berg claimed were given to the citizens? Yanno when we were asking wtf was bought at the class ring place Jolstens(?) NE how is this further evidence that Mr Berg will talk out his ass when he really didn't have a clue what the purchase was just rubber stamped it?!?!?!
kim murphy March 07, 2013 at 11:55 PM
No I think these are very different. Those coins were for the 100 Anniversary!!
Tempest March 08, 2013 at 01:32 AM
Those you died?
Tempest March 08, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Hey- this is great! Beaumont can just hawk merchandise from now on to pay all their bills. Next coin thingee- bail out beaumont
kim murphy March 08, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Sorry it was a typo!
DZ March 09, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Norco is doing this for their veteran' memorial. Beaumont is the latest in the long line of cities that feels like they must have these kinds of memorials to keep up with the Joneses.
Mathison March 23, 2013 at 02:20 PM
The city already had the memorial with names engraved. However, it was too small and no more names fit on the small wall that was there. They honor fallen veterans and fallen law enforcement that were residents of Beaumont. Many cities don't have this and it's unfortunate!
kim murphy March 23, 2013 at 03:26 PM
This is a new wall Mathison!!!!! Different than the veteran memorial!!!

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