DORA – Contractors for the Dora Veterans Memorial Committee installed its new monument near the Dora Civic Center on Tuesday afternoon.
Laser Works of Alabama is the firm in charge of preparing the ground and constructing the monument. with Dora Veterans Memorial Committee members Bob and Billie Sue Moon were on hand to watch the granite monument being set in place.
“We’re so excited,” Mrs. Moon said. “While we were standing here, two people stopped about bought paver stones.”
Planners began work on the new monument honoring Dora area veterans the week after Veterans Day last year and have been hard at work turning the vision into reality. The goal is to have the memorial completed by Veterans Day this year.
The committee members - Bob and Billie Sue Moon, James Singleton, Don and Melissa Landrum, Carolyn and Ellis McDonald, and Hezikiah Walker - have worked with Mayor Randy Stephens as well as the Dora City Council on the details for the funding and the sales of the memorial pavers. Stephens said at a recent council meeting that he expects paver sales to increase once citizen see progress on the projects.
“Once the pavers start selling, the proceeds should pay for the cost of the memorial,” he said.
The committee keeps the public updated on the progress of the memorial on their Facebook page and the website, which is www. http://doraveteransmemorial.com/.