Torrey prepares Veterans Memorial

John Christensen
Terry Carlson seals the walkway that will surround the new memorial which will be dedicated on?Nov. 11 in Dresden.

A committee of interested citizens have made great progress in the construction of a new memorial dedicated to the service of all Torrey’s war veterans in the same spot once occupied by a much smaller one devoted only to those of the World Wars.

While some have questioned why Dresden needs two veterans memorials, with one having been installed in the triangle near Rte. 14, many believe that the location where the original was in Grosvenor Square next to the Methodist Church is the proper site.

New York State Assemblyman Phil Palmesano will be the speaker at the dedication ceremony, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.

Committee chairman Dick Brow has been tireless in his efforts. Aided by Torrey Town Clerk Betty Daggett, Town Council Member Burge Morris, Don Chambers, Bill Updike, Mike Dunning, Bill Jensen, and Terry Carlsen, Brow has brought together the minds and efforts of the whole town. The stamped concrete walk surround has been finished, including the place for a new flag pole.

A footing in the center square intended for an “obelisk” has also been prepared. Between the monument and and the concrete walk will be installed granite paving stones which can be engraved with a dedication to an individual veteran for a donation of $75. All veterans from Torrey, living and passed, are eligible to be included.

Please contact Don Chambers at 315-536-0266 or Betty Daggett at 315-536-6376 for details about including your or your family member’s name among the paving stones.