Although Pankevych has an idea in mind for what the monument should look like the chairman of Chemung County Veterans Monument, Robert Williams, will not commit to that final design:
"Is this the final thing that we want? We don't really know. There's pros and cons to the big black monument. It may be harder to see than we want it to be.Williams also says that his organization will probably have to raise about $500,000, though just half of that will be required to build it. He says the rest of the money is needed for perpetual upkeep and maintenance, so that it never becomes a problem for the county. The first hurdle for the monument is to buy land for it, which will hopefully be overcome soon.
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