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Veterans’ memorial to be christened Saturday in Chestertown

Town of Chester veterans watch granite slabs being dropped into place in mid-June for the Chester Veterans Memorial, which is to be dedicated in a ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday July 7.

Town of Chester veterans watch granite slabs being dropped into place in mid-June for the Chester Veterans Memorial, which is to be dedicated in a ceremony at 5 p.m. Saturday July 7. Photo by Thom Randall.

— The town partnered with the project, with highway department employees constructing the new memorial plaza — which is envisioned to host events, festivals and concerts.

Monroe said the Veterans Memorial Plaza project has injected new energy into the revitalization of the hamlet of Chestertown.

The money raised by the veterans provided a match to a state grant that is to provide improvements along Main St., including streetlamps signs and sidewalk redevelopment, he said.

“The memorial plaza is really impressive, and it was amazing how it was completed so quickly,” Monroe said.

Downtown Revitalization Committee chairwoman Mary Jane Dower offered a similar opinion.

“Everyone is very proud of the memorial,” she said. “Local citizens are so excited.”

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