HARRISON, Ohio (PRWEB) November 11, 2005
The QUIKRETE® Companies created a specially-dyed purple concrete for the construction of a Purple Heart Memorial in Harrison, Ohio. The monument, unveiled by the J.B. Yeager American Legion Post 199 on Sunday, Aug. 7, is dedicated to those who have received, or will receive, the Purple Heart.
The monument is made of polished granite adorned with a replica of the medal and an engraved dedication. The granite slab is surrounded by purple QUIKRETE® concrete lined with red bricks that are engraved with the names of the post’s 47 casualties or war. In addition, marble benches and flowers line the memorial and two other marble slabs located nearby read the motto of the Purple Heart Order, “Some gave all, all gave some.”
“QUIKRETE was delighted to contribute to such a meaningful memorial honoring men who have served our country and received the nation’s oldest military decoration,” said Dennis Winchester, vice president of sales and marketing for The QUIKRETE Companies.
The QUIKRETE® Companies
Founded in 1940, Atlanta-based The QUIKRETE® Companies manufactures and sells an extensive line of cement and concrete related products to the do-it-yourself and commercial markets. With more than 75 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and South America producing more than 200 products, QUIKRETE® has unsurpassed product distribution and depth. In addition, the QUIKRETE® Technical Center insures both do-it-yourself and commercial consumers are provided with the most innovative and highest quality products on the market. For additional information on QUIKRETE® or its products, please visit http://www.quikrete.com or call (800) 282-5828.
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