doughboy new plaquesAfter a half a year of fund-raising and preparation, the new plaques were placed at the Henryetta Doughboy statue Thursday.
The new plaques were made possible through donations form a number of individuals and businesses around town with the project headed up by Bill and Verna Goodner. They researched numerous obituaries to find nearly 80 additional names of service members who gave their lives in combat over the past century.
The plaques will be officially dedicated on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at a 2 p.m. ceremony in front of the Doughboy. The public is invited to attend.
Plans call for the old plaque to be placed at the library in a special salute to the military section.
As part of the Doughboy enhancement, new lights have been installed at the base of the pedestal to illuminate the statue at night.plaque 1The statue has been looking over Main Street since it was moved from the intersection of Fourth and Main in 1969.
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