Veterans from Windsor and their loved ones are scheduled to be honored at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with the dedication of a new veterans memorial on the corner of Route 32 and Reed Road in Windsor. Contributed photo

The Board of Selectmen in 2017 approved raising funds for a new monument for Windsor residents who enlisted to join the Armed Forces. The board, Town Manager Theresa Haskell, Cemetery Sexton Joyce Perry, and Cemetery Committee members established a Veteran’s Memorial Committee and a Veteran’s Memorial Fund Raising Committee to begin the project.

“We are pleased to say with an estimated cost of $42,000 for the monument itself over the years the various boards, volunteers, and many personal and town donations along with anonymous donations . . . have raised over $54,000 towards this project,” according to a news release from Perry. “We have had many fundraisers over the years from pie sales at Hussey’s General Store, silent auctions, flea market/lawn sale, selling of pavers and concerts from Downeast Brass Quintet. We would also like to thank the Windsor Ladies Aid in serving refreshments during the concerts. We will be continuing to raise money for these additional projects . . . a three-foot wall behind the monument, new lighting, and landscaping.”

“We would like to thank the Town of Windsor residents, the dedicated committee members and everyone that has helped make this happen for their hard work and dedication,” the news release added. “Also, we would like to give a special thank you to Downeast Brass Quintet, J.C. Stone for donating the two granite benches, Windsor Ladies Aid, and the several donations throughout the years.”

Pavers will still be available during the dedication, and can also be purchased at the Town Office by calling 207-445-2998. Pavers can be purchased for whatever purpose people choose — a veteran, a loved one, a business, or remembrance of someone special.

This memorial was erected this past November, but COVID-19, delayed its dedication.

The dedication is rain or shine, and attendees can bring a chair.

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