WILMINGTON — Using 1% local option tax revenue earmarked for economic and community development, the Wilmington Select Board contributed $50,000 to a veterans memorial planned at the Public Safety Facility on Beaver Street, estimated to cost $250,000. As of Friday, the town reported having $3,791 in additional donations.
"I would like to get together with someone to reach out to resources to make that web, so to speak, of fundraising bigger," Mike Linnehan, commander of American Legion Nelson E. Pickwell Post 15 in Wilmington, said in an interview last week. "All the plans are going forward."
At a Select Board meeting promoting the project earlier on, Walter White of Wilmington said he felt as though veterans had been disregarded in town since there's no memorial. Other communities have veteran memorials.