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Oct 29, 2015 12:41 PM

Fundraising for NH War on Terror memorial gets a boost from Bedford donor

BOSCAWEN - A local nonprofit got a big boost Thursday as they raise money to build a memorial to honor veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since 9/11.

The group needs to raise $80,000 to build and install a New Hampshire Global War on Terror Memorial in the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery next year.

Thursday, the Service Credit Union in Bedford made a $20,000 pledge toward the project.

Ryan Pitts, a N.H. Medal of Honor recipient, is among those advocating for the project. "For me to honor the sacrifices of the sons and daughters of New Hampshire -- that they sacrificed so that we can have the privileges we do now. And their sacrifices should be honored forever," he said.

Donations continue to be accepted and a online webpage has been set up to accept donations.

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