The refurbished veterans monument at Fletcher Cemetery is almost finished. Members of the Fletcher Cemetery Association have been collecting donations to move the structure east of its original location, pour a new foundation and surround it with commemorative bricks. Fletcher Cemetery Association Board Member Hobart Martin says the project cost more than $36,000. Donors who gave at least $500 to the restoration project will also have their names engraved on a commemorative block to acknowledge their support.
Fletcher Cemetery is located at the intersection of Starke County roads 400 North and 700 East. Martin says the monument restoration should be finished next month. A formal dedication is planned next Memorial Day.