Nick McWilliams reporting – Work is ongoing for a new veterans memorial to be erected on the Dover Square.

The project first started after Councilman Greg Bair was approached about a lack of such a symbol in Dover as opposed to other cities, with fundraising soon exceeding their proposed $25,000 mark.

With the funds in place, Interim Mayor Shane Gunnoe updated the city on how the work was going, with crews still prepping the site.

“I’m pleased to announce the city of Dover has received $62,280 in donations for the new veteran’s monument and we’re putting that money to good use. We’ve been working to get the Dover Square ready and complete the landscaping. We’ve installed two new benches and the flagpole. We’ve had the other benches in the area painted to improve the aesthetics of the Square.”

The total raised accelerated the project from only a monument to a small park-like complex complete with landscaping, benches, and a flagpole.

The monument itself will consist of slabs with all branches of the military, and will be at the corner of Third Street and Wooster Avenue.

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