City of Boerne set to re-enact 100-year-old photo dedication of veteran monument

The dedication is set for Monday, March 6th.

SAN ANTONIO – It’s been 100 years since Cary Atkins’ grandparents stood at Veterans Plaza for the dedication of the Graham Monument in Boerne.

Their oldest son, Bruno Phillip, was the first Kendall County WWI soldier to be killed in action.

Cary Atkins will be there this year. She’s related to Phillip and her grandparents were at the dedication of the monument when their son was the first on the list.

“Bruno was the eldest of nine children. His father was the first county judge in Kendall County, Julius Augustus Phillip,” she said.

On Monday, the city is inviting anyone with roots in Boerne and Kendall County to return for the re-enactment of the photo taken 100 years ago to the date -- March 6, 1923.

The City of Boerne said it’s a way to continue to honor the sacrifice of the fallen who have given their lives for our country.

The photo shows hundreds of people, including military members, dignitaries and town folks.

The city hopes that family members whose loved ones are named on the monument and others will show up to retake the photo.

The setup is at 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 6th. The photo will be taken at 10 a.m. and will be taken by the grandson of the original photographer who took the photo 100 years ago, Eugene Omar Goldbeck.

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