PA Veterans Garden

The McElligott PA Veterans Garden, located at the Stead Center in Durham, NC, still has space for more inscribed bricks to honor your service or that of another PA! All proceeds go toward the maintenance of the Garden and the inscribing and placing of the bricks.  Brick purchases are tax-deductible.

The Garden honors PAs who have served or are currently serving in the uniformed services of our country, especially the former corpsmen and medics who were the first to become PAs and pioneered the profession over 50 years ago. The Garden is currently the ONLY memorial garden that honors PA veterans.

If you would like to “adopt” a PA veteran or active service member to buy a brick for them, please view the list we’ve compiled of individuals that are veterans of or are actively serving in the uniformed services: please click here. An * by an individual’s name means that they are deceased and ** means that the individual already has a brick. If you know of a military PA that is missing from the list or want your own name added, please let us know. *You do not have to have your name on the list to buy a brick paver. You only have to be a PA that has served or is serving in the uniformed services!*

Engraved named pavers will be embedded in the walkway and surrounding patio to honor veteran PAs and their service to our country. The engraved 9×9 pavers are available for $100 each. For those interested in purchasing more than one paver we offer a sliding scale: 1 for $100, 2 for $175, 3 for $250, 4 for $325 and 5 for $400. The engraved paver will include the appropriate uniformed service logo and 3 lines for name, branch and years of service.  There is a maximum of 21 characters per line.

To order your tax deductible brick paver(s) please click here and you will be directed to our PAHx Veterans Garden Paver site at Bricks R Us. The information you will need for the brick is: The name the brick is for, Rank, and years of service. For a list of those who already have pavers, please click here.

If you choose to order a certificate along with your brick purchase, the certificate will appear similar to the photo below.

Bricks R Us cannot customize their certificates at this time to reflect how the physical brick will appear.  Finished, inscribed bricks will appear as shown in the photograph at the top of the webpage.

*Certificates take four to six weeks to be delivered from Bricks R Us to the PA History Society office and then they are send out.  The engraved bricks take two to three months to be installed at the garden.

All “General” donations (non-paver orders) are tax deductible and can be made online via Pay Pal at, please include “Veterans Garden” after your first name. Or you can mail a check, made out to the PA History Society with “Veterans Garden Project” in the memo line to:
PA History Society
12000 Findley Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097