KITTERY THRESHER MEMORIAL PROJECT
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Update, August 5, 2015:
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Proceeds will be donated to the Thresher Memorial Permanent Fund.
Update, July 15, 2015:
WILLIAM WHIPPLE PLAQUE INSTALLED
The plaque has been installed for the William Whipple waterstone in the center of Kittery Memorial Park. General Whipple (1730-1785), a native of Kittery, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire.
Kittery Trading Post donated the funds for the bronze plaque and granite memorial stone. Citizens donated the funds for the memorial cobblestones.
Tax deductible financing was enabled by the Kittery Maine Improvement Foundation.
Additional tax deductible contributions are welcome.
Update, February 12, 2015:
MEMORIAL PARK ADDITIONS PLANNED
Plans are underway to install a Fire Department First Responders’ Memorial in Kittery Memorial Park, behind the Town Hall on Rogers Road. This memorial is expected to be located at the 8 o’clock position (Thresher Monument being located at 12 o’clock).
Future anticipated additions include:
Police Memorial, to be located at the 4 o’clock position relative to Thresher Monument.
William Whipple Memorial Plaque, to be installed by the Water Stone in the center of the Circle of Honor, to recognize William Whipple; born in Kittery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
See the proposed GUIDELINES for Memorial Park additions.
Below is a plan showing the proposed layout of the additional memorials. Item 1 is the Thresher Monument and Courtyard; item 2 is the proposed Fire Department First Responders’ Memorial; item 3 is the expected future site of the Police Memorial; item 4 is the anticipated location for the William Whipple Memorial Plaque:
Thanks to Gerry Mylroie for the update.