LONG BEACH (CBS) — Thieves made off with copper plaques from a Long Beach cemetery, but some veterans are helping to raise funds to replace the stolen items.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War want to also make sure the next memorial to the fallen will be a lasting one.READ MORE: Jokic Has 49, Triple-Double As Nuggets Edge Clippers In OT
Sunnyside Cemetery (1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806) has nearly 200 Civil War veteran grave sites and manager Michael Miner said many history buffs make the location a must-see stop.READ MORE: Lakers Blow Halftime Lead In Loss To Pacers
The copper plaques were first dedicated in 1935 and they remained untouched … until now.
Miner says donations can be mailed to the cemetery.MORE NEWS: Grandmother Carrying Infant Allegedly Assaulted By Unhoused Woman In Venice
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