Stars and Stripes stripes.com 02 Jan, 2021 05:30 am

Volunteers seek to honor service members, preserve history at Illinois museum

Volunteers seek to honor service members, preserve history at Illinois museum
Veterans Depot Museum volunteers are taking advantage of down time during the COVID-19 pandemic to spruce up the tiny museum. They hope that, once the pandemic ends, their efforts will result in more visitors coming through the doors.

“We’re getting it straightened up,” McReynolds said.Loeh and McReynolds said they’re grateful for the volunteers who came before them to make it happen.“He gave a speech right out front here,” McReynolds said.The museum project, Loeh and McReynolds said, was also helped along by several World War I veterans active in the American Legion post in Frankfort Heights.

They were a group of men known unofficially as the “Last Man Alive Club,” McReynolds said.When that man died at 93, “he couldn’t do it,” McReynolds said of the legend.

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