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Tolono has found a more visible way to honor its military veterans. Until recently, largely unnoticed at the southeast corner of West Side Park was a memorial wall erected in 1964.
Thanks in part to the efforts of Ava Tomson, Gold Star mother of Spc. Lucas Starcevich, the memorial has been expanded to include concrete benches, smaller monuments to each branch of service and commemorative granite bricks engraved with the names of veterans. Tolono Veterans Inc., a group formed by members of the now-disbanded Tolono VFW Post 1237, organized the construction and sold bricks to raise money for the memorial.
Read the full story in the Nov. 24 issue of The County Star.