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WWII monument suggested for Berkeley Springs

September 07, 2005|by TRISH RUDDER

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Bath Town Council unanimously approved the construction of a World War II monument on the median strip in front of the Morgan County Courthouse on Fairfax Street.

At Tuesday's meeting, Bob Hawvermale of the West Virginia World War II Veterans Association said the site for the 20-foot square monument is in front of the World War I monument.

Hawvermale said he wants a letter of permission from the town to remove the tulip tree for the monument. Webster said she would find out if the tree could be transplanted.

He said about 1,200 Morgan County citizens served during World War II, and their names will be placed on the permanent monument. He said the old monument was torn down.

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He said the next step is to get estimates for the monument's construction. He said the West Virginia World War II Veterans Association will establish a bank account to collect donations to pay for the monument.

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