Tri-State Sandblasting was working on the War Memorial in Hannibal's Central Park on Wednesday morning.

With its metal name plaques having been taken off the process of removing old paint from the War Memorial in Hannibal’s Central Park was underway Wednesday morning.

The work was being performed by Mike Bush of Tri-State Sandblasting. According to the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department, Bush volunteered his services to sandblast the memorial.

Once the sandblasting is completed parks department personnel will repaint the war memorial.

Earlier in the week Tri-State sandblasted the Central Park fountain. It will also be repainted in the near future.

The plaques, bearing over 5,000 names of Hannibalians who served in the armed forces during either World War I of World War II, will be restored following a successful fund-raising campaign during which over $12,500 was collected.

 

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