Memorial monument fundraising nears end

The Fallen Heroes Memorial Monument Committee is closing in on its goal to raise $130,000 for a monument honoring soldiers killed during World War II and wars that have followed. Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Kelly, co-chairman of the fundraising committee, said the committee has raised $109,000. "We still need $21,000,' he said. "We are looking to our supportive community to contribute that amount by our tentative dedication day of Veterans Day (Nov. 11).'
Len Painter
Aug 26, 2011


U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the dedication at Central Park. The committee is also planning a formal ceremony involving veterans and their families.

Kelly said the committee still has 4-by-8-inch bricks available for a $100 donation and 8-by-8-inch bricks for a $1,000 donation. Forms are available at the American Legion Charles Conklin Post 28, 700 Harbor Ave.

Kelly said that the tentative delivery date for the monument is late October.

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