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August 14, 2020

Veterans Plaza project will break ground in Brunswick

COURTESY / TODD RICHARDSON A rendering of the planned Veterans Plaza in Brunswick. It will break ground Aug. 17 and be ready for Veterans Day.

A groundbreaking is set for Monday on the Veterans Plaza in downtown Brunswick.

The plaza will be on the north end of Brunswick Mall at the site of an existing veterans statue, adjacent to Maine Street. It will include 445 individual honor blocks surrounded by 12 sentinel posts, each of which will represent a major conflict or war in which the nation has been involved.

U.S. Sen. Angus King, landscape architect Todd Richardson and guest speaker Capt. Debra Couture, U.S. Navy-retired, will speak at the ground breaking, which will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 17.

“This special celebration represents the very beginning of the construction of the Veterans Plaza,” said David Watson, commander of American Legion Post 20, a sponsor of the project. 

The plaza will be dedicated on Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Funds for the project, which will cost $386,000, were raised with donations.

As reported earlier by Mainebiz, Atlantic Landscape Construction of Ellsworth was named general contractor for the plaza. Specialty work will be handled by Day’s Concrete Floors of North Monmouth and Lakeside Concrete Cutting of Newport. Donors included the Brunswick Village Improvement Association, which donated $15,000; Walmart, which pledged $5,000; and individuals. 

More information on the Veterans Plaza project is available at

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