Molly Ockett Chapter DAR members (top to bottom) Linda Small, Patricia Bradshaw, and Nancy Coshow clean the Veterans Memorial in Bridgton


BRIDGTON — Molly Ockett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, completed phase 1 of a much-needed cleaning of the Bridgton Veterans Memorial. Located at the corner of Main and Depot Streets, the memorial honors the selfless sacrifices of Bridgton Veterans. Chapter volunteers, who have been trained in the proper techniques and methods to clean monuments and gravestones without doing damage, treated and cleaned the memorial using D/2 Biological Solution, a biodegradable liquid that removes stains from mold, algae, mildew, lichens, and air pollutants on the stones. This solution, which has been utilized on some of our nation’s most important monuments, including The White House and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, does not harm the monument or the environment. Chapter Regent Nancy Coshow would like to thank Hayes Hardware for donating the pump water sprayer and the Town of Bridgton for permission to clean the memorial. In addition to cleaning the Veterans Memorial, members of the Molly Ockett Chapter will be once again cleaning gravestones at the Middle Ridge cemetery in Bridgton this spring and summer. D/2 does take time to work, so keep checking back to see the progress and the end result of the cleaning!

The DAR encourages and supports projects and service opportunities highlighting historic preservation, education, and patriotism in unique, local, and impactful ways. Last year, the Molly Ockett Chapter completed more than 1000 hours of Service to America. If you would like more information about today’s DAR, visit the website or contact the Molly Ockett Chapter at

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