Located on Oak Street just behind Town Hall is a hidden jewel of a park known as the Highlands Veterans Plaza. It was created to honor the men and women who currently or have served in our nations armed forces.
One of the primary features of the plaza is the Walk of Honor, a gently curving pathway of brick pavers. Many of the bricks are already inscribed with a name in memory or honor of a local military service member. There are currently a few hundred inscribed bricks with room for hundreds more.
Do you know a local veteran or active duty service member that you would like to honor? Order forms are available in a kiosk at the Veterans Plaza, or you can reach out to the Highlands American Legion Post 370 at NCPost370@gmail.com.
The Post must receive the orders by Labor Day, September 7, in order to have the bricks ready for installation before the Veterans Day ceremony.
Article by Tim Moseley, Post Information Officer