LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Veterans Council and the city of Lewiston recently located a large World War I steel plate with the names of veterans from the Lewiston-Auburn area.

The council is attempting to restore the plate, which is 48 inches wide, eight inches thick and 78 inches tall, and dedicate it in honor of those veterans who served in World War I.

The estimated cost to restore the plate is $4,600. Once restored, it will be dedicated at the LA Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Main and Lincoln streets.

The council is asking the community to make donations to restore the historical monument. The plate will be placed on gray granite with a concrete base. Donations can be mailed to Lewiston-Auburn Veterans Council, P.O. Box 1534, Lewiston, ME 04241-1534.

For more information, contact fund-raiser chairman Armand Bussiere at 688-2291.

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