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Local businesses donate thousands towards WWII Memorial

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Cole Land Transportation Museum is gearing up for Veteran's Day, and this year several local businesses stepped up to help in a big way.

This year the Museum will be unveiling it's new World War Two Memorial, honoring 112 Bangor men who were killed in action. A total of 12 businesses in and around the Bangor area stepped up to the plate to make the memorial possible. Darlings Ford, Rudman Winchell, Machias Savings Bank, Bangor Federal Credit Union, Hollywood Casino, Dysarts, and the Varney Agency were at the museum today during a conference to make out their checks. Their contributions in addition to other's total over $12,500.

The museum's founder, Galen L. Cole was astatic with the amount of money that came from community."These people coming out, coming here, contributing their funds to help with this project is the best," says Cole.

In addition to business contributions, nearly $1,000 in personal checks were also donated.

The World War Two Memorial will be unveiled in front of the Cole Land Transportation Museum on Monday November 12th at 1:00pm.