Stateline historians are loading up their rifles and firing for the rededication of Rochelle's G.A.R Cannon. It's a re-enactment of a ceremony that took place over a hundred years ago.
Members of both groups had relatives who fought in the Civil War. This dedication served as badge of honor.
Terry Dyer of The Sons of Union says "it's a rewarding thing to be able to work on something like this because you're doing it for him and you're keeping his memory alive. And all the other boys in blue who served in this state.
The Sons of Union has
done many dedications throughout
Dyer says "it makes you feel very humble and it's very special for me because this is the community I grew up in."
Steve Haight of the Sons
of Union says "he fought in the
Sons of Union plans to
restore more local Civil War Monuments. And by the support they received from
Haight says "the people of the Flag Township Historical
Society welcomed us here and assisted us when we did the restoration and were
very much apart of putting on the ceremony here today, and we really appreciate