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Veterans' Memorial comes up short

Blame it on inflation.

A half dozen years ago, when Williston's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) first began dreaming of a monument to honor our country's veterans, a landscape architect estimated $20,000 would be adequate.

It's not. In fact, it's a drop in the bucket as CRA members learned Monday night during their regular monthly meeting.

Dr. Ken Schwiebert, CRA chairman, told his committee that the price for a granite monument ranges from $38,000 to $43,000, depending on what design and type granite the CRA chooses.