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  • Correspondent photo by Jessie Salisbury

    Paul Martin, left, and Danny Depont, right,maneuver stones.
  • Correspondent photo by Jessie Salisbury

    Walter holland helps maneuver the Civil War cannon.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2 memorials, cannon back in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – The two war memorials and the Civil War-era cannon have been returned to a partly refurbished common in South Lyndeborough Village.

Assisted by Road Agent Kent Perry using the town’s loader, and resident Daniel Depont with a truck and trailer, 10 volunteers prepared a temporary site for the memorials Saturday at the widest part of the common and then set the two stones. The cannon was placed to one side of the memorials.

When the stones were set, 6-year-old Joseph Depont replaced the small flags beside the stones.

Other volunteers finished trimming the bushes and raking the area.

Although there is still work to be done, and the final plan for the common won’t be finalized until after Memorial Day, the monuments are in place for the annual holiday observances on May 30.

Plans under discussion for the common include rebuilding a stone drainage way at the rear of the site and installing a decorative fence, adding benches under the trees, constructing a patio-like space in front of the monuments using memorial bricks and adding new shrubs and flowers.

The work is being done under the direction of the Monument Placement Committee.

Jessie Salisbury can be reached at 654-9704 or jessies@tellink.net.