Compromise will bring war memorial to Gibsonville
GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — After a compromise regarding the placement on the Town Greens, Gibsonville Board of Alderman approved a veterans memorial wall this week, according to the Burlington Times-News.
The original plans for a three-part granite wall bearing the names of Gibsonville veterans and their military branch were accepted by alderman in July, but not its placement.
“We were in favor of the memorial in the beginning, but we didn’t want to move the roses,” said Mayor Lenny Williams told the Times-News.
The new plan includes a slightly smaller wall in front of the rose garden and move the howitzer to another location in the Town Greens.
“It’s going to be a donation-sponsored project,” Gibsonville VFW Commander John Marion told the paper, adding that the donation prices won’t be high. “We want to make it affordable for people to honor their loved ones.” Marion said.
Read more: Burlington Times-News