In 2017, the Windsor Board of Selectmen approved to start raising funds for a new Veterans Memorial Monument for the town of Windsor’s residents who have enlisted to join the Armed Forces. The Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Theresa Haskell, Cemetery Sexton Joyce Perry, and Cemetery Committee members established a Veteran’s Memorial Committee and a Veterans Memorial Fund Raising Committee to begin this project. With an estimated cost of $42,000 for the monument itself, over the years the various boards, volunteers, and many personal and town donations along with anonymous donations $54,000 has been raised towards this project. They have had many fundraisers over the years from pie sales at Hussey’s General Store, silent auctions, flea market/lawn sale, selling of pavers and concerts from Downeast Brass Quintet. The Windsor Ladies Aid served refreshments during the concerts. They will be continuing to raise money for these additional projects, (a three-foot wall behind the monument, new lighting, and landscaping).
The committee thanks the Town of Windsor residents, the dedicated committee members and everyone that has helped make this happen for their hard work and dedication. Also, a special thank you to Downeast Brass Quintet, J.C. Stone for donating the two granite benches, Windsor Ladies Aid, and the several donations throughout the years. Pavers will still be available to purchase at the Town Office 207-445-2998, and during this dedication. (These pavers can be purchased for whatever purpose you choose – a veteran, a loved one, a business, or remembrance of someone special to you.
This memorial has been erected this past November but due to COVID-19, they were unable to have a dedication that this monument so deserved. Everyone is invited to attend the Windsor Veterans Memorial Dedication on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 2 p.m., on the corner of Route 32 and Reed Road, to honor our veterans from Windsor and loved ones. This dedication is rain or shine and bring a chair if you would like.
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