Augusta Veterans Memorial

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It's a project that was two years in the making, but with fundraising and support from their community, American Legion Post #291 is putting up a Veterans Memorial.

The memorial, constructed today in downtown in Augusta, will have three stones. The stones will list the names of area soldiers who died in combat, grouped by war.

"It's for the city and community to see and observe and see the names of the people that gave the supreme sacrifice," says post commander Darrell Arndt. "The veterans are the backbone of our country and they ensure us our freedom and our ability to have the things we have today."

The monument will remain covered until the dedication ceremony, planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

With flags, granite benches, and the memorial, the estimated cost for the project is $18,000. The committee raised $30,000, which they say will go towards upkeep and expansion.