Special To The Citizen | Dr. Bob Lowe
Editor’s Note: In order to encourage area residents to ensure they have purchased bricks to honor veterans in their family on the Walk of Honor, The Colorado County Citizen will periodically run short features highlighting families and individuals who have recently purchased bricks honoring their loved ones.
COLUMBUS -- Those who have not yet ordered their bricks for the Veterans Walk of Honor honoring area veterans still have time too do so prior to the anticipated start of the first portion of construction on the walk in March.
Recent brick purchases include DyAnn Lauzon and Curtiss Schonenberg, both of Columbus. They purchased bricks to honor their family members, all of whom served in the military during past wars.
Their grandfather, A. D. Voskamp served in the Army during World War I. Their father, Lt. H. G. Schonenberg, was a fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was called back to duty during the Korean War. He was tragically killed during a training exercise before being deployed to Korea. Their mother, Ann Voskamp Schonenberg Derr, served as an Army nurse during World War II. Their stepfather, Frank Derr, served in the Navy during World War II.
These bricks will be among the estimated 400 bricks that have already been ordered.
Bricks may still be ordered to adorn this Walk of Honor. Order brochures are available at numerous vendors, banks, and at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Columbus, or the Colorado County Citizen next to Potter’s Western Store, or may be ordered online at: www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/vvachapter1127. Construction of the Walk is anticipated to begin in later March, depending on weather conditions.