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      Village needs help to build Veterans Memorial

      Pellston is looking to add a downtown Veterans Memorial.

      Pellston is looking to add a downtown Veterans Memorial.

      Wednesday morning, village leaders are announced their efforts to construct a statue to honor fallen soldiers in their community.

      "We have a beautiful site in our downtown park where it would be very appropriate to be, the old Memorial is almost on US 31 and it's seen better days and it's time for a new one," Pellston Village President Jim Gillett said.

      The project comes with a lofty price tag, so they are looking to the public for help.

      They need to raise $40,000 to help pay for the structure and construction costs.

      "I think it's the least we can give them for as long as we can give for their service to our country," Gillett explained.

      The new memorial would be placed in the main village park in the downtown sector.