CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has designated $10,000 from his contingency fund for a park in Caribou that honors veterans.
The Republican governor’s office said that the funds will go to the Veterans Memorial Park Association to further build and maintain the park.
Phillip McDonough, chairman of the association, says the funds will help greatly in future projects, like a Purple Heart monument. The park is also going to have a granite stone that honors all branches of the military and another monument for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action.
LePage says that those who have served in the military deserve to be remembered “long beyond their years with us on earth.”