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Local V.F.W. Post Raising Money for Local Veteran’s Memorial


By: John Holshuh, U.S.A. Ret.

Fort Fairfield Journal, June 12, 2013

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine - For years, the members of the local VFW post, the American Legion and various Canadian veteran organizations have participated in events honoring veterans at a very small memorial at Fort Fairfield V.F.W. Post 6187.

Fort Fairfield’s VFW Post is embarking on a very special project. The goal is a much larger and more respectable memorial for our veterans.

The memorial wil feature 11 large flagpoles. There will be 7 large granite stones. A center stone will feature a large American Eagle. The remaining stones will depict wars and conflicts that American veterans participated in.

The central focus of the memorial will be an area paved with red bricks. Each brick will be engraved with names, rank, branch of service, dates served and/or theatre of operation.

Brick pavers can be obtained for your veteran at a purchase price of $35.00. They will serve as a long lasting memorial for your respected loved one.

The total cost of this memorial has an estimate of $25,000. The Post has been active in raising this money. Since last November, we have raised over $6,000. As you can see, we still have a long way to go. We are asking for help from local organizations who feel our cause to honor veterans is a worthy one. The names of those who donate on this project at $100 or more will go on a plaque at a flag pole.

It is our hope to complete this project in a period of one year, and your help would be greatly appreciated by our VFW post., and all of those who served our great country.

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