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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Veterans' Group Seeks Funding for Monument

A group of veteran's led by Joe Birindelli advised the City Council that fundraising for the Veteran's Memorial--"Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy"-- proposed for Henry George Park on the bluff, has become "bogged down" because of the poor economy. Birindelli: "We haven't given up, but its going to take us longer." Council President Quinn said the city had been seeking federal grants for the project, but they were only available for maintenance-- and not construction at this time. Birindelli said private (corporate) funds had dried up as well. The Memorial is designed by Fairhope artists Stephen Spears and Sissy Scott, according to published reports. Also, it was annoucned this year's Veteran's Day Parade will be held on Saturday Nov. 7th--beginning from the Civic Center (10AM). Fairhope Veteran's Memorial Committee, Inc. 351 Grand Ave Fairhope

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