Statue Honors Those Who Died in Civil War

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A 15-foot tall bronze statue in Lawrence honors those who died in the Civil War.

Crews installed the statue Tuesday just north of downtown. It shows a half-man, half-phoenix rising from the fire and will be formally dedicated July 3.

There were 450 Douglas County soldiers, emergency personnel, and other victims who died in the civil war.

A foundation of residents came up with the idea four years ago; they wanted a single place to remember people who had given their lives to serve others.