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Fountain Square Decommissioning

During a breezy, overcast and chilly morning on Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 a small but determined detail from a joint  group representing the Evanston veterans community assembled before the Fountain Square Memorial to toll in every name from  those iconic columns for the last time.

Racing to help honor their sacrifice before the plaques are removed and reformed on the new memorial, veterans Greg Lisinski, Joe Jefferson and Brian Beatty announced  every name from the Spanish American through the Viet Nam eras puctuated by a solemn toll of the bell by Neil Franke.  After Chaplain duties by Christine Chever, the ceremony ended with the playing of taps. The following week will mark the beginning of the new construction.


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