Bushnell Veterans Memorial

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The Bushnell Veterans Memorial Committee
erected this monument to;

1. Honor our veterans
2. Remind everyone of the freedoms we have never done without and why we still have them today.
3. To thank our veterans and let them know we will always remember.

Six benches, several sponsor bricks from businesses and organizations, and patriotic sayings were purchased to help finance the Monument.

Currently over 600 bricks to honor individual veterans have been purchased. Future purchases will fund maintaining and improvements to the Memorial.

If you wish to purchase a memorial brick you may contact

Donna Coates

Donations were made for bricks
to honor the following Veterans

Donations were made for bricks
for the following sponsors

The following provided
Patriotic Sayings

Thank You!

The Bushnell Veterans Memorial Committee expresses our deep gratitude to all who donated to make this memorial possible and to those who helped in and supported the construction of the memorial.

Your contributions have insured that the sacrifices of our brave veterans will be remembered by future generations.


Milton Haney

Medal of Honor
Civil War


Rank & organization: Chaplain, 55th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date: At Atlanta, GA., 22 July 1864.
Entered service at: Bushnell, Ill.
Birth: Ohio.
Date of issue: 3 November 1896.

Citation: Voluntarily carried a musket in the ranks of his regiment and rendered heroic service in retaking the Federal works which had been captured by the enemy.
Milton Haney was a Methodist Preacher in Bushnell

Civil War Medal of Honor Winners (not pictured)
Samuel MConnell (Bushnell),
CPL Robert Cox (Prairie City)
PVT Jacob Sanford (Prairie City)

Fred Bertolino

Fred Bertolino 

KIA June 19, 1967




General Berg

Brig General Kathleen Pierce Berg

graduat of B-PC Class of 1966.

General Berg purchased the US flagpole
in honor of all Bushnell men and women
who served their country

Bruce Sweney

POW Flag Pole

was purchased by
the Sweney Family
in honor of

Bruce Sweney