Memorial coming together

Work is proceeding rapidly as the dedication date draws ever closer at the much-anticipated Memorial.

Another phase of the Veterans Memorial in Yanceyville took place last Wednesday, Sept. 9, when part of the concrete was poured, a process that requires more than one pouring. The remaining pouring will be done directly in front of the wall where pavers and lighting for the wall will be.

Committee Co-Chair Fred Smith explains that part of the concrete will be brushed where the four benches will go: “on the sides, part will be stamped, the other part will have brick pavers.”

He shares, “In the center (between the black granite wall and the sidewalk) will be a “Fallen Soldier” statue sitting on a black granite base where on the four sides of the base the following words will be etched in: HONOR as you walk from the sidewalk, left side SACRIFICE, right side SERVICE and front side towards the wall VALOR will be etched in.”

The CCVM committee has worked hard raising funds for quite some time and has raised a little over $178,000.00.

“Our goal (that was met) was $175,000.00 for the construction phase; we are seeking donations to raise $190,000.00 now,” he says. “This is to have funds either in a trust or foundation to upkeep the Veterans Memorial way into the future.”

Citizens can help with this project by mailing a tax-deductible donation to CCVM, PO Box 176, Yanceyville, NC 27379.

For more information call Co-Chair Fred Smith at 336-514-1521 or Co-Chair Leroy Harrelson at 336-613-0417.

The committee sends out their thanks for your support of Veterans of Caswell County.

Everyone is reminded that on Veterans Day, November 11 at 11 AM, there will be the official dedication ceremony.