Live Oak residents are invited to honor veterans on a memorial wall with bricks as a remembrance and each person honored will be included in a scrapbook loving prepared by Cemetery Secretary Charlotte Landers and the Veterans Memorial Committee. A total of 108 bricks will be the first ones set in the first memorial wall this week. Bricks can be purchased for just $50 each and many families are purchasing several, as they honor veterans in their family.

 

Live Oak residents are invited to honor veterans on a memorial wall with bricks as a remembrance and each person honored will be included in a scrapbook loving prepared by Cemetery Secretary Charlotte Landers and the Veterans Memorial Committee. A total of 108 bricks will be the first ones set in the first memorial wall this week. Bricks can be purchased for just $50 each and many families are purchasing several, as they honor veterans in their family.
A scrapbook album page will represent each Veteran that has a brick placed on the memorial wall and people who purchase bricks are asked to submit a photo, articles, letters or something they have written about the veteran. The monument wall will be built by Garrot Scrogins and he will place the bricks there. Scrogins was born and raised in Live Oak and has many family members buried in the cemetery.
Each page will be 12x12 and items will not be returned to the sender, as they are meant to stay in the scrapbook. Pages can be completed by family members and sent in if they measure 12x12. Information can be sent to the Live Oak Cemetery Veterans’ Memorial Project, 3545 Pennington Road, Live Oak, CA 95953.
Anyone who would like to come help prepare the pages can call Charlotte at 695-2010 as books and other supplies will be available. The work will begin in July.
Many changes have occurred at the Live Oak Cemetery, including a new modular office and the addition of Charlotte Landers who serves as office manager, secretary and bookkeeper.
Work has been done on all of the remaining cemetery buildings, including new paint and roofs.
Next to the new office is a new flag pole made possible by a group of Live Oak residents and staff and trustees to bring attention to the veterans in the cemetery. A heavily chromed eagle sits atop the flag pole, thanks to the generosity of Wanda Shubat who purchased it and Gene Hutchinson who did the chrome work to make it last for many years. The flagpole was dedicated on December 7, 2009.
Nearly 500 veteran’s graves bore the American flag this past Memorial Day.
A historical club is being formed for people who would like to bring pictures and information about Live Oak and meet in the cemetery conference room. Charlotte Landers has more information on this group.
Thirty year board member Roonie Dekens is very involved in this project as is Nanci Davison, who designed the look of the walls to be erected at the cemetery.  Other committee members for the Veterans Memorial Project are: Charlie Aldridge, Mitzi Hatamiya, Gene Hutchinson, Ramona Ishee, Landers and her husband Gene, Jay Puls, Emil Shubat and Frank Spengler.