plaque refurbishFor years a plaque honored local servicemen who were killed in wars ranging from World War 1 through Vietnam. Attached to the doughboy statue, it has been seen by thousands but time and weather took a toll on the bronze inscriptions.
That plaque was replaced four years ago following a fundraising drive that also saw the addition of many new names and new combat theatres.
The old plaque was put on the wall of the Henryetta library but the original names remained hard to read.
Henryettan Eddy Sires Thomas decided it was time to change that so she grabbed her electric sander with a fine grain sanding paper and spent about 30 minutes cleaning it up Tuesday.
Now those names gleam brightly with a brass lustre that contrasts with the dark surface.
Henryetta VFW commander Bill Goodner viewed the plaque after it was restored and praised Thomas for her efforts.
"We want to honor all of our veterans, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice," he said. "This continues the heritage of Henryetta's committment to maintaining our freedoms."

 

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