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Massachusetts town’s veterans’ memorial taking shape

August 3, 2019

GRANBY, Mass. (AP) — A yearslong effort to construct a memorial to military veterans in a Massachusetts town is nearing completion.

Jason Richard, a member of the Granby Veterans Memorial Committee and nonprofit group Friends of Granby Veterans, tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette the project may break ground by November, in time for Veterans Day.

He says the project is in the design phase and has raised about $170,000.

The committee first met in 2012 to begin planning the project but has faced several roadblocks.

The memorial wall will feature four bronze and two marble plaques, which were previously housed in a municipal building, etched with the names of Granby veterans from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. New bronze plaques will be created for veterans of the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com

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