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Fundraising for Yorktown Monument Underway

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- Fundraising for the Pines Bridge Monument  in Yorktown has been underway and now those wishing to help fund the project can purchase paving stones as a way to donate.

According to project founder Michael Kahn, the total cost for the construction and sculpting of the monument will be $300,000. The monument will be comprised of three separate statues, to commemorate the Battle of Pines Bridge, including a Native American soldier, an African-American soldier and a white soldier.

Kahn has been actively fundraising for the group, and the bricks leading up to the monument is his latest feat in making sure these historical figures are remembered in town.

“You are all going to make this monument a reality and put these soldiers back on the historical map for all to see and appreciate,” Kahn said in an announcement asking for support.

The project’s location has not yet been set, but many different organizations are working to make the it a reality, including the Pines Bridge Monument Committee, the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, the Yorktown Historical Society and the Yorktown Planning Department.

To donate by purchasing a paving stone , click here. Monetary donations by check can be made out to the Yorktown Historical Society PO Box 355 Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 and are tax deductible (write monument fund in the memo section.)

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