UPDATE: Individuals can still honor veterans at West Stanly High School

Published 9:52 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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The journey to honor veterans who attended West Stanly High School may be entering the home stretch.

“We poured and finished the concrete,” said retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ritchie L. Stiller, who is the JROTC aerospace science instructor at West Stanly.

Stiller said filler screenings and bonding sand are ordered. When they arrive, the bricklaying teacher can start the placement of bricks, possibly before the school year ends.
Bricks can still be ordered, Stiller said, with a target date of May 31 as the next order placement. Orders received after that will be ordered when he has 10 or more brick orders.

The West Stanly JROTC began selling bricks in early 2021 to build a memorial walkway for veterans.

The walk will hold around 180 bricks, with larger 8×8 bricks available for $125 and 4×8 bricks for $65.

Forms are available in the front office at West Stanly or by contacting a JROTC staff member or cadet.

Anyone wishing to make a donation for the blank bricks or purchase bricks can also contact Stiller at 704-961-5200 ext. 5228.