Veterans Memorial honors sacrifices of Fillmore Community

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A dream that started at the 2010 Fillmore Alumni Banquet became a reality Monday May 26th, 2014 when the Fillmore Veterans Memorial was unveiled on a sun-drenched Memorial Day.

Dozens of Fillmore area residents and others with ties to the community were on hand as a memorial bearing the names of some 350 veterans of World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam War eras was unveiled at the northwest corner of the school building by committee members Steve Cash and Jim Woods.

Fillmore Veterans Memorial

“We began with a list of 174 names, and there are about 350 out there on that memorial now,” Cash said, noting the first public mention of the memorial was a July 5, 2011 Banner Graphic story that prompted a response from a Vermont company, Picture This on Granite, that ultimately created the memorial. It even offered a sample.

“Once we saw that sample,” Cash said, “there was no turning back.”

The engraved granite memorial alone was a $6,300 project and the committee was able to raise more than $9,000 to cover the purchase, delivery and the installation.

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