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Construction of the West Virginia Army Reserve National Guard Readiness Center is moving forward.  On Saturday, Upshur County officials and residents came to the site for a milestone: laying the structure's cornerstone. 

"It's my pleasure, as mayor of the city of Buckhannon, to welcome all of you here today for this grand occasion and great event in the life of Buckhannon and the Upshur County community," said Mayor Kenneth Davidson.

Saturday, October 19 marked the beginning of an era in Upshur County, as members of the Grand Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone for the new readiness center.

Grand Lodge officers poured wine and oil and placed corn on the stone, three measures taken in order to test its trueness. They also measure the stone with a square, level, and plumb respectively.

For Grand Master Owen Bragg, Saturday's ceremony had an even greater meaning.

"It's not often that a grand master gets to lay a cornerstone in his hometown," said Bragg.

The Buckhannon-Upshur High School band performed at the ceremony. Band members said they were honored.

"This is kind of a first for me because I've never performed for anything big," said student Shannon Smith.

"Our band director, Mr. Williams, told us about this. I was very excited to perform," said student Sebastian Reger.

The $13 million facility will replace the current armory in Tennerton. It also will house a conference center that will be run by the Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The building is slated to be finished next year.