RUTLAND, Vt. — The city of Rutland, Vermont, will take custodianship of a Vietnam veterans memorial statue.

The Rutland Herald reports the Rutland chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America presented the city with a $10,000 check for the memorial on Monday. Chapter president Adrien Megrath says the donation will fund maintenance for the memorial through a trust.

A new group called the Rutland County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Joint Committee will manage the upkeep of the memorial.

According to Megrath, the names of over 300 Vietnam veterans from Rutland County are inscribed on the statue. Megrath’s group expects to add more names to the memorial as families contact the group.

The existing statue will be replaced because of weathering. A new piece is expected to be dedicated on Veterans Day next month.

Information from: Rutland Herald,

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