Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief
5:53 PM EST, November 27, 2012
Some statues in Lynchburg are getting a fresh new look.
City leaders unveiled the newly restored 2nd Virginia Calvary Monument Tuesday morning.
The sculpture in Miller Park pays tribute to a group of Civil War soldiers. It's been in need of repair for many years.
With $2,900 in donations from the community, a local artist named Ken Faraoni was able to fix both the calvery monument and the "Doughboy Statue" at Monument Terrace.
Historians say improving the landmarks helps preserve the city's history.
"They all tell a story of one event or another," said Sally Schneider, executive director of the Lynchburg Historical Foundation. "It's important for everyone to remember it and for the children who are coming up in the next generations to learn about them."
Money is being raised now to repair a third statue called the "Greek Waterbearer" that once stood at the city reservior on Clay Street.
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