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Monument Restoration Reveals 120 Year Old Time Capsule 

The Department of Veterans Affairs has put together a time capsule in Augusta.It was placed in the “Soldiers and Sailors Monument” in the West Cemetery of Togus National Cemetery.Recently the monument was restored and workers discovered a time capsule from 1889. The copper box had photos, newspapers and reports from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers stored inside.Some of the items were waterlogged and could not be saved.The new time capsule contains a variety of things including newspapers, V.A. related items and pictures of what was found from the 1889 capsule.The “Soldiers and Sailors Monument” is one of 49 memorials in the U.S. that has been repaired with money from the federal stimulus plan.