Around here, when you think of Sandra Friese, military comes to mind. The reason is this beautiful memorial on Main Street and Chestnut.
Three years ago, Friese gathered the community together to build it. On each tablet is the name of a fallen military member from Stewardson. There are currently 854 members on the memorial.
Friese says she has a lot of family members who've served. That's just one reason she decided to take on this project.
Originally, they'd hoped to raise $35,000. But, because of Our Town's rich, military history, the community nearly doubled that and raised more than $60,000.