After more than a year of work, townspeople will gather to dedicate the community’s new veterans memorial this Saturday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Town Office on Route 7. Marlene Thompson, seen here, said initial discussions involved listing all veterans from town on the monument, but that proved both too complicated and too expensive. The monument is instead simply dedicated to all of the town’s veterans, and it was a $10,000 gift from an anonymous donor that helped make the stone display a reality. Thompson said she had been working on inviting all of the town’s living veterans, of whom there are more than 45, to attend Saturday’s event. PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORGE FAULKNER