- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) - Maine will give $10,000 to a VFW group to build a war veterans memorial in Fort Fairfield.

Gov. Paul LePage announced Tuesday that he has designated the amount from contingency funds to support the construction of the memorial. The memorial will be located on land donated by VFW Post 6187.

LePage said in a statement that the memorial will include 10 flag poles and seven granite stones - one for every war, and one more representing a promise never to forget veterans. The memorial will also have space dedicated for the laying of 2,100 brick pavers with veterans’ names.

VFW member John Holschuh said in a statement the monument will recognize veterans in Aroostook County.

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