Compassionate Friends sells memorial bricks

Compassionate Friends sells memorial bricks

LAWTON, Okla._The local chapter of a support group for parents grieving over the death of a child is offering ways for parents and families to remember their loved ones.

The Lawton-Fort Sill chapter of the Compassionate Friends dedicated the Children's Memorial Garden in Elmer Thomas Park in 2012. The organization is once again taking orders for engraveable bricks that are placed in the garden. Compassionate Friends member Julie Mayfield says the garden serves as a comforting way to celebrate the children's lives.

"It was just a memorial, a dedication to our children. A way to show honor to them for their lives. That's the main thing we stress. They didn't just die, they lived and we want everyone to remember them and let us talk about them as much as we can," said Mayfield.

If you would like to order a brick, you can find information and the order form at, or by calling the local TCF chapter at (580) 215-3479.

There are two sizes of bricks, 4x8 ($50, $25 for each additional) and 8x8 ($80, $40 for each additional).

The deadline to order bricks is July 15 and a dedication ceremony will take place in September.