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Renovations Underway at 1955 Wicomico War Memorial

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SALISBURY, Md. - Work is underway to renovate the 1955 Wicomico War Memorial that sits along Route 13 in Salisbury.

Town officials say the memorial has been neglected for years and public awareness surrounding it has dropped significantly.

The memorial honors fallen veterans from Wicomico County who have served in either world war or the Korean War. 

"So these are incredibly [folks from Salisbury} and incredible Wicomico County natives, and they are memorialized forever," said Mayor Jake Day.

The project is being led by Delmarva Veteran Builders, along with War Memorial Committee Members from the city and volunteers.

The full renovation project includes refinishing the concrete monument and fountain, retiling the memorial plaza, replacing the electrical lighting system, and improving landscaping.

Veterans say the project is important and the memorial is a poignant reminder of the nation's history.

"The names will be forgotten, but the sacrifice that they made and gave their lives for this country is what this monument is about," said Vietnam veteran John Iwanski. 

Mayor Jake Day said the project will include closing a short portion of North Division Street to make the memorial space "more pedestrian friendly" and "more accessible."

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the project, and it has already brought in over $20,000. 

Crews working on the renovations said they would like to have work done within the next year.

 

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