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New addition to "Civil War Day"

New addition to "Civil War Day"

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by Elizabeth Fay

WESTON (WAOW)--D.C. Everest Junior High School Students and faculty take a trip back to the 1860's, a time when the United States was divided. They participated in the school district's "Civil War Day." They showed what life was life during that time focusing on everything from medicine to marching.

This is an annual event but this year they added something new, a Wisconsin Civil War Moving Memorial Wall. It honors the thousands of Wisconsin soldiers who died during the war.

" About 6 or 7 classmates and I started working on it last year. We contacted the Wisconsin Veterans Museum they sent us the names. There were over 12,000 names that we typed up and organized. We also has to write grants to get money," says Freshman, Ryan Eisenman who helped make the wall a reality.

D.C. Everest leaders plan to use the wall every year at "Civil War Day" and students hope other students use it as well.

Online Reporter: Elizabeth Fay

 

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