USS DULUTH HISTORIC SHIP’S

ANCHOR MONUMENT COMMEMORATIVE

BRICK PROGRAM

    At the 2015 Reunion, we were excited to announce a new opportunity for all who served aboard the USS Duluth (now also available to everyone).  At the site of the anchor monument in Duluth, MN, a brick patio has been installed (see group photo above).  Shipmates who served aboard the USS Duluth, as well as anyone else, are able to purchase bricks engraved/etched with their name and information, which will become a permanent part of the USS Duluth Anchor Monument.  These bricks, similar to those shown in the photos provided, will be available on a “first come, first served” basis and come with a 100 year warranty.  Unless we are granted an expansion by the City, we only have 276 bricks that are available to be engraved.  The black coloration at the bottom of the etched characters is the result of the laser etching process, which creates a burned black glass type of surface, much more permanent than any paint.  The photos shown below are from a similar engraved brick project and are provided for reference only, to illustrate what ours will look like.  

    Anyone, whether they served aboard or not, can order an engraved brick for themselves or someone else.  Some shipmates have also purchased an additional brick on behalf of a family member who served in the military or as a memorial for a shipmate who has passed away.

    To order bricks, there is a special website now available that makes purchasing a brick really easy.  Click on this link or go to:  http://polarengraving.com/USSDULUTH.  After entering your name and shipping info and selecting the 4” x 8” brick from the drop down menu, click on the “Continue” button.  On the next screen you will be able to type in the information that you wish to have engraved on your brick, which will appear on the image of the brick, so that you can see what your brick will look like when engraved.  All bricks will be engraved with all capital letters.  You can have up to 20 characters per line, including spaces & punctuation and a total of 3 lines.  Once you are satisfied with the engraving information, you will select a method of payment, near the bottom of the screen.  If payment will b e made using check or money order, selecting that choice will provide the necessary information.  If paying by credit/debit card or Paypal, select that choice, which will take you to a third screen.  If payment will be made using credit/debit card, there is a button below the PayPal account info that will take you to the card information screen.

    Your engraved brick will replace one of the existing blank bricks; already in place. This is an opportunity to have your name and service aboard the USS Duluth or other important information permanently commemorated at the site of the USS Duluth Anchor Monument. 

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    A PDF document link with photo images of all engraved bricks installed as of November 1, 2016 can be found beneath the photo of  the patio, near the bottom of the page. 

If you have any questions, please contact: don.rowe@ussduluth.org

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http://polarengraving.com/USSDULUTH

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The USS Duluth Anchor Monument Memorial Patio

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USS Duluth Memorial Brick Photos LINK


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