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The Monticello Railway Museum and the Illinois State Military Museum honored the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day by paying tribute to a local fallen soldier on Saturday in Monticello.

 

Ted Lemen with the Monticello Railway Museum, indicated that Pvt. Roy W. Hamm was the first casualty for Monticello in World War I. With the acquisition of his shipping container, they decided to recreate his arrival home 100 years ago. 

 

 

Members of the Illinois State Military Museum provided a Doughboy honor guard. Lemen said that Herbert Hoover impersonator Brian Ellis and Peoria singer/songwriter Barry Cloyd also took part in the tribute.

 

 

The Monticello Railway Museum's steam season ends on October 21.

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