Greenwood veterans memorial donations slow

Organizers trying to build a Greenwood memorial that would honor veterans, police and firefighters, recently sent out 680 letters seeking donations, but only one was returned.

Greenwood Veterans Memorial Inc., a nonprofit group, has raised about $45,000 in three years. That amount equals about one-third of the costs to build the first phase of the memorial, which will be located in Freedom Park on ground donated by the city.

The total cost of the memorial will be $500,000 over three phases. The first phase would include building a monument that will serve as the centerpiece of the memorial, accentuated with lighting and flag poles.

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