Preserving history: McHenry's sleek new monument honors local veterans


July 3, 2023

Lyle Black (left), Sergeant of Arms, Sons of American Legion Carl Bostrom Post and Douglas Dreher, Commander, American Legion Carl Bostrom Post, stand in front of the new veterans memorial in McHenry.

The original Carl Bostrom Post # 160 Veterans Memorial was built in 1957 at the site which at that time was the American Legion Building. The monument was a brick-and-mortar type structure which displayed the names of local men and women who had served in the armed forces.

After 70+ years, the monument was starting to show signs of deterioration with no available space to add additional names o...

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