WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A move is on to fix up Worcester's Civil War monument.

The 140-year-old, 66-foot tall monument on the common memorializes the nearly 400 city residents who died fighting.

But the names on the monument's bronze plaques have become difficult, and in some cases impossible, to read.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/MjAByG ) reports that resident Edward Moynihan is behind the effort, which has caught the attention of the city council. He says something needs to be done to make sure that the 398 men who lost their lives in the war are remembered for generations.

No estimates of the restoration project's costs are available yet.

The goal is to have the repairs done before the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War on April 8, 2015.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com