"Save the Colonel"

<p>Colonel JJ Weisenberger</p>

Colonel JJ Weisenberger

People in Yakima are celebrating the anniversary of a historic monument today.

Today marks the 111th year since the statue of Colonel JJ Weisenberger was erected in downtown Yakima.

People were holding a fundraiser to help move the statue to the Yakima Valley Museum -- after years of wear and tear on the monument.

The group plans on replacing the statue with a new one, located at the intersection of Naches and Yakima Avenues.