On December 9 at 4:30 pm, there will be a dedication of Memorial Bricks in front of City Hall in Alachua to honor the 48 young men from Alachua County that were killed in action in Vietnam. A roll call of all 48 names will be called, with a bell chime after each name is called. Taps will be played at the end of the roll call. The public is invited to honor these young men and their families.
The Santa Fe College Foundation is raising money for a Bridge Scholarship in the name of these 48 young men, so their legacy will live forever. The goal is to raise $20,000 for returning veterans who have enrolled at either UF or Santa Fe College but are still waiting for their GI Bill funding. So far, $13,000 has been raised. If you would like to contribute, checks should be made to the Santa Fe College Foundation with the memo “KIA Alachua County Vietnam” and mailed to Santa Fe College Foundation, 3300 NW 83rd St. F-207, Gainesville, FL 32606.
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