New life for Crystal Lake cemetery’s old guard
CRYSTAL LAKE – Entering Union Cemetery off Woodstock Road in Crystal Lake, one is greeted by the statue of a soldier. He keeps a watchful eye over the names of the fallen.
On Sunday afternoon, members of the Crystal Lake Historical Society, American Legion Post 171 and other supporters of the Union Soldier Restoration Project gathered to place a time capsule into the base of the statue.
“It’s our mission to chronicle and be the caretakers of history,” said historical society Vice President Ann Viger. “We want to remember those who served us and this ceremony is a great way for us to observe Veterans Day.”
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