FARMINGTON -- Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, former Congressman James Hansen and Farmington Mayor Scott Harbertson will take part in dedication ceremony Friday for a new Veterans Memorial at the Farmington Cemetery.
The three public officials are scheduled to speak at the Veterans Day ceremony, which is scheduled for 11 a.m.
The new memorial, installed at the northwest corner of the cemetery along 200 East, will include the names of the 135 veterans buried in the cemetery. The memorial will also include a trio of flagpoles, backed by a wall with 40 individual granite plaques with the names of local veterans sketched in stone.
Funding for the memorial came from private donors. Architect Mike Nilson, a member of the city's planning commission, did sketches of the memorial.
A key part of the project involved removing a flagpole from the center of the cemetery and a swap of burial plots with several families to open up the memorial area.
A memorial plaque that is part of the existing flagpole setup will also be transferred to be part of the new memorial.
Officials from the local chapter of the American Legion have been asked to oversee upkeep of the memorial once it is in place.