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Grants available for veterans and war memorials

Oct. 26, 2015

The Oregon Heritage of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering grants for the construction or restoration of veterans and war memorials.

"The program is designed to honor Oregon's soldiers and veterans by commemorating their service to the country," said Kuri Gill, coordinator for the program. "Local governments may apply to build or repair monuments on public land."

New monuments should recognize veterans and wars not already recognized. Grants for restoration could be used for broken monuments, missing elements of monuments, or the related design elements of monuments for veterans or earlier wars such as World War I.

Details and the application information are available at http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx .

The application deadline is Dec. 15.

For more information, contact Kuri Gill at (503) 986-0685 or Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov