By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer
Grafton – The Grafton Trustees for Soldiers and Sailors Memorials is looking for a few good men – and women.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 41, Section 105, establishes the following duties and responsibilities for Trustees for Soldiers and Sailors Memorials: “Towns which accept gifts or bequests or appropriate money for the purpose of properly commemorating the services and sacrifices of the soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who have served the country in war or persons who have rendered military service for the commonwealth in time of war may provide for a board of trustees to have charge and control of the construction of any such memorial, and to have the custody and care thereof after its construction.”
The Grafton Trust currently has four members, all military veterans. Membership is open to volunteers either with or without military service. The Trust was recently voted a small budget at Town Meeting and is in the process of allocating funds and work to Grafton’s war memorials. The trust officially meets monthly and at other times as needs arise.
Members are approved by the Board of Selectmen for a three-year term. Those interested in becoming members may submit a letter containing qualifications and goals to [email protected], or may ,call 508-887-1420.