Ground broken for veterans memorial

| 22 Feb 2012 | 08:19

From left, Tom Madsen, Miles Kuperus of Farmside Landscaping, Wantage Committee member, Greg Williams and Trooper David Thomas, an Iraq war veteran, and others at the groundbreaking ceremony for wantage’s Veterans Memorial. Tom Madsen General Contracting and Farmside Landscaping have volunteered to construct the memorial. Williams is among those who have been working to make the project a reality since 2007. Planners expect to have the site complete by Memorial Day 2010, with granite monuments, a bronze battle cross and engraved pavement. “The plan is to reinvigorate Memorial Day; this represents the people that are protecting our way of life,” Williams said.