As many of you may remember, Missoula competed with hundreds of cities across America to have their WWI statues upgraded. Our Doughboy Statue at the Courthouse in Downtown Missoula, needed a major upgrade and led by Gary Sorensen the Western Montana Military Officers Association and the American Legion put together a strong pitch to the County. The County was successful and received a check for $2,000 to clean and make it possible for those vets in wheelchairs to get to the statue.
Work began on July 30th and we owe a special thanks to Gary Sorensen for getting things started and for then President John Angwin of the American Legion Post 27 for helping make this happen.
Check out the Missoulian article below!