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The 40th Reunion Committee's Veteran Dedication at J. I. Case High School L-R: , Brenda Hammill-Thomas, Candy Ackerman-Zicarelli, (Ernie) LaVern Quella-Mulder, Jim Priaulx, Tom Cook, Chuck Brandt, Terry Storbeck and Geraldine Larson (missing from photo) presenting J. I. Case High School's new veteran memorial and walkway.

NOVEMBER 8, 2012-
A new walkway and monument honoring the service of J.I. Case High School Alumni veterans was completed and presented at a special ceremony on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at J.I. Case High School.

The walkway and monument are a tribute to patriotism of these alumni and is intended to memorialize the sacrifices endured by Alumni veterans and their families in service to the country.

The 1971 Alumni Reunion Committee sponsored the event.

The walkway will have bricks engraved with veteran’s names. Both the monument and the walkway are located at the flagpole on the school’s east side.

In attendance were elected officials and dignitaries from local and county organizations, military leaders; veterans, and students and staff.

Various alumni veterans are having their name, branch of service and year of graduation etched into individual bricks. The bricks will be sold for $50 each and the walkway contains 1,500 of them. The proceeds will be used for upkeep of the memorial area. So far, 18 alumni bricks are embedded in the walkway, with another 25 being prepared.

Social studies teacher Mark Petersen (a six-year U.S. Navy veteran)falso helped to make this dedication ceremony possible and will help sell bricks to raise needed funds.

If you are a veteran and would like to become part of this wonderful tribute or if you would like to make a donation to help with this honorable project please click here.

Raising of the flag before Veteran's Walkway Dedication Ceremony at J. I Case High School on November 8, 2012


New veteran plaque memorial and veteran brick walkway installation near flag

Veteran plaque

Candy Ackerman-Zicarelli
speaks on behalf of the Class of '71 during the ceremony

Mark Petersen, a veteran and Case High School Social Studies teacher speaks during the ceremony. Mark has been a great driving force behind this project. Thank you Mark!

This is what a brick in the walkway looks like. They can be purchased from Mark Petersen. Mark can be reached by phone at (262) 672-8114 or by email at
For more information, see below.



Veterans bricks can be purchased from Mark Petersen. Mark can be reached by phone at (262) 672-8114 or by email at

An 8” x 4” Brick for alumni veterans will be placed at the base of the memorial for a donation of $50. This includes 3 lines, (20 Characters / Line).

An 8” x 8” Brick for alumni veterans will be placed at the base of the memorial for a donation of $150. This includes up to 6 lines, (20 Characters / Line).

Line 1 – Alumni’s Name
Line 2 – Year of graduation from J.I. Case High School
Line 3 – Branch of Military Service
Continue on for 8” x 8”
Line 4
Line 5
Line 6

8” x 4” Community Paver/Brick ($100)
8” x 8” Community Paver/Brick ($200)


During this time of giving and reflection what better gift could you give to your family or loved one than a gift brick that will give back every time you drive past or visit the school?

The goal of the 1971 Case High School alumni
was to raise $5000.00 to fund the creation of the veteran plaque, install the veteran monument boulder and create the veteran brick walkway. From the monies raised in our past 1971 we raised $1000 to help sponsor this effort. We still need to raise more, so we had a fundraiser and collected another $1800. If anyone who would like to help and donate for this boulder & plaque memorial please forward your check to:

Case 71 Veterans Plaque/Chuck Brandt
Buckets Pub
2031 Lathrop Avenue
Racine, WI 53405

You can make your check out to either Buckets Pub or Chuck Brandt. Please indicate on the check that it is for the '71 Veteran's Plaque.

Also, the reunion committee is trying to collect as many names as we can of the men and women from J.I. Case High School who served in the military...any branch.  Please send any information that you may have to Chuck's address above.

With deep gratitude,

1971 Case High School Reunion Committee