After more than a year of work, folks in Jackson gathered Saturday to dedicate the community’s new veterans memorial.The monument was made possible by Chuck Bickford Junior, who paid for the entire monument himself.Marlene Thompson is the chair of the committee and says it would have taken them much longer to come up with the funds if it wasn’t for Bickford’s generosity.Jackson’s oldest veteran, Cliff Grant was even on hand at the dedication. Grant is 90-years-old.Both Thompson and Bickford say they felt it was important to show the veterans their appreciation.” Without these people giving all these wars we wouldn’t be here. We’re very fortunate people served.”” He let me pick out the stone. And he said he just loved it and we do. Makes my heart flutter.”They would also like to include flag poles at the monument.Anyone interested in helping them reach that goal can send donations to the committee treasurer, Lisa Larrabee at 953 Moosehead Trail, in jackson.The zip is 04921.