The maintenance of war memorials costs quite a bit of money. The money goes into payment of the workers who keep the war memorial grounds looking good. The money also goes into the procurement of the supplies necessary for the maintenance of the war memorial grounds. So you definitely need to have a bit of money, if you are to keep a war memorial ground in good condition. The question that comes up is as to how you can get such money. And this is where we come to learn that there are at least three viable ways in which you can raise the money to maintain war memorials.
- Fundraising campaigns: you can run fundraising campaigns – with a view to get the money you need to maintain a war memorial. If it is a well organized and well publicized fundraising campaign, there is no reason as to why you wouldn’t be able to raise a reasonable amount of money. This is the money that you would subsequently use to finance the maintenance of the war memorial.
- Government funding: you can petition the government to provide the funds necessary to maintain a war memorial. It is worth remembering the people who are interred in war memorials met their end while fighting for the government. So the government has a moral obligation to maintain the war memorials where such people are buried.
- Visitor donations: you can ask the people who visit the war memorial to donate some money (if they can) – and thereby get to raise the funds you need to maintain the memorial grounds. Some may not have the funds in cash. But they may opt to donate online. A visitor may, for instance, have some money in his KPFprepaid debit card – which he wishes to donate towards the maintenance of the war memorial. So it may become necessary to set up a system through which you can be receiving donations online.