Veterans Memorial in Works for Downtown Wilmington

NOVEMBER 9, 2005 -- Construction of a memorial to honor Wilmington area veterans takes an important first step this weekend, but there's a long road ahead.

Groundbreaking is set for Sunday afternoon in downtown Wilmington. Granite benches will be installed at the site of the Veterans Memorial on Water Street.

Rolling Thunder is the veterans group raising funds for the memorial. They're $180,000 short of their $250,000 goal. They hope the memorial site will be a place of quiet beauty and reflection.

To donate to the memorial project or sponsor a portion of it, call 836-3111.

Reported by Joe Keiley