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Workers lower the granite slab that will hold the veterans' tiles into place.

Snover is A-1 in Veteran Park kiosk

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 6/21/17

 

Download a form to order a tile at the Vet Park kiosk here.

The North Bend Veteran’s Park is getting a new way to honor and memorialize veterans and their stories.

And Clayton Snover is glad.

Snover tileTiles, like Clayton Snover's, have the option of a QR code (bottom) that can be used by a smartphone to link to the veteran's story or more images.

He has waited 12 years to have his name among the veterans honored at the local park.

“I didn’t want to have my name on the ground,” Snover said. “I think this is really neat. Right where you can see it.”

The kiosk will consist of a granite slab that will display tiles dedicated to veterans. The tiles have an option of including a QR code that can be used by smartphones to display a webpage telling the vet’s story.

There are three different types of tile that can be purchased for placement on the granite. For $100, the tile will have the veteran’s name, years and branch of service, and any conflict they served during. The $150 tile will include that same information plus a photo of the veteran. A “talking tile” can be purchased for $250. This tile contains the same information as the others plus a Quick Response, QR, code. This code allows the veteran’s story to be entered and displayed using a QR reader, an app that can be downloaded on smartphones.

“This preserves the veteran’s story for future generations,” Wamberg said. “This is the future.”

Anyone wanting information about the tiles can download a form at www.northbendeagle.com or stop by the North Bend Eagle or contact Wamberg at 402-652-3794.

 

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