A ceremony this weekend at the Military Museum in New Bedford to unveil design drawings of a monument to honor women who've served in the military.  A City Council committee, chaired by Ward Four Councilor Bruce Duarte, along with a committee of women who served, have spent the last few months planning and working on the design.  Councilor Duarte likes what he sees. 

tsm - Monument Design Drawing Poyant Signs

A drawing of the monument, prepared by Poyant Signs, shows a black granite stone, sitting on a granite, rose-collared base. The monument will feature a raised bronze image of women in uniform, representing the five branches of the military.  Committee member Priscilla Fonseca, who served during the Korean conflict, says the final design was the result of some long discussions.

The monument is projected to cost around $33,000 but the committee has already raised $3,000 and more fundraisers are in the works.  The dedication at Fort Tabor Park is planned for November 11, Veterans Day, 2013.