Veterans Memorial Hall gets a unique donation.
Visitors will now be able to see a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal. One has been donated to Winnebago County. Montford Point Marines Chapter #2 President Sharon Stokes donated the item after a Black History Month event earlier this month. This is the second year the County has invited member of the Montford Point Marine organization to share testimonies of their experiences as the first African American Marine unit. Memorial Hall leaders think they got the donation because of that good relationship.
If you'd like to see the medal, Memorial Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm.