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First ever memorial for veterans planned in Falmouth

FALMOUTH (WGME) -- Town leaders say it is long overdue. But Falmouth may soon be getting a memorial for its veterans. A citizens' group is planning to build a Veterans Memorial in front of the American Legion Post, right across from the library.

The American Legion has already donated the land for the memorial. But the town is trying to raise the funds to build the memorial. The total cost of the project is over 40,000 dollars. So far, the town has raised $17,000 toward the new memorial.

Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poole says "In addition to that, we're looking for in kind donations from contractors, earth movers, excavators, someone with a machine that can take care of these stumps for us, grind those down, and we're looking potentially for an electrical contractor as well."

Poole also talked about the need for Falmouth to honor its veterans. He didn't like to admit that Falmouth doesn't have a memorial for its veterans. He says "That's why this was so important in the initiative developed that it was about time that Falmouth have a memorial for its veterans."

If you would like to give money toward the veterans memorial project, you can make out a check to the "Falmouth Veterans Memorial Fund" and mail it to 271 Falmouth Road in Falmouth, zip code 04105. For more information, you can call Committee Chair Diane Moore at 699-5350.