Veterans plaques for the Logan
County Courthouse display restored
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[September 20, 2017]
Logan County Board's Regular meeting began on Tuesday evening with a
recognition of several people who helped restore some of the
veterans' plaques in the courthouse. The board also heard brief
updates from the Veteran's Assistance Committee.
Board Vice Chairperson Emily Davenport thanked volunteers for
cleaning the veteran's plaques in the courthouse rotunda.
Joe Schaler of the Veteran's Assistance Commission gave an update on
the work and recognized four people who helped restore the plaques
originally installed in 1921 and 1936 back to their original beauty.
Schaler showed everyone a photo given to the VAC by the Logan County
Historical Society. The photo was taken June 1918 near the end of
World War I and is called the Logan 300. Schaler said the glass will
be restored and a new frame put on it before it is hung in the
rotunda. He said 300 individuals in the photo are listed on the
World War I plaque.
said the plaque was commissioned in the summer of 1920 by the Logan
County Board. That fall, it was approved by the Logan County Board
and funded for $2,000, then dedicated in the spring of 1921.
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Schaler then recognized Chuck Fricke, Lyle Johnson, Gary Leesman,
and Moses Pinkerton and gave them certificates from the board. They
were recognized for honoring veterans by restoring the 1921 World
War I plaque and the 1936 plaque honoring those who served in the
Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and the Boxer
Fricke said many people listed on the plaque have families still
living in the county and we should acknowledge them and their
Schaler said the VAC is still working on getting a plaque
recognizing veterans of Desert Storm.