continued State and federal politicians and U.S. military officials have pledged to participate, Bollback said.
“It will be a spectacular event,” Bollback said, noting there will be a live band performing, color guards and notable officials attending.
Bollback and the other veterans, gathered May 18 — Lou Russo, Joe Slattery, Harry Brundage, Bill Linton, Ron Robert and Harry Smith — talked of the community support that was making this veterans memorial plaza a reality. No state, federal or municipal funds have been spent on the project, they said.
Bollback said that the monument committee has raised about $65,000 to date and that many businesses have donated services and materials for the monument project.
The måonument project has been under development for nearly two years. In addition to the veteranås named above, working on the effort have been Joanne Ellsworth, Tracy Evans, Frank Tucci, and Sam Maltbie have been involved on behalf of the American legion Post 964 and VFW Post 5513.
Donations are still needed to complete the work, Bollback said.
Contributions may be sent to: Town of Chester Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 365, Chestertown, NY 12817.