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Created in 2002, Eastern Kentucky University's Veterans Memorial honors all EKU miliitary servicemembers who have died in service to the nation. The memorials centerpiece contains the names of EKU alumni, faculty, staff, and students who lost their life in either hostile action or non-hostile service. Remembering their sacrifice reminds us that Freedom is not Free and that we must finish the work of the fallen - perserving America's ideals for generations to come.
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The Memorial was funded through private donations of EKU alumni, faculty, staff, and families. The artwork above was created by local watercolor artist Pat Allen and was used in promotional fundraising literature. Brick pavers with individual donor's record of service, affliation, or commemorative words were sold to raise the $55,000 need to build and maintain the Memorial; creating a permanent record of all who made the memorial possible. The brick pavers were place at the base of each flag pole according to service affliation. The bronze wreaths that flank the granite wall of names were designed by EKU Professor Carol Hale and were poured at EKU's bronze casting facilty. Granite benches were purchased by individual donors to honor individuals, groups, and classes. The US, POW, and individual military service flags are replaced regularly through the endowment. The EKU ROTC Alumni Chapter leadership served as principal advisors to the project.
Brick Pavers are still available to interested parties who wish to support the continued maintenance and improvement of the memorial. Plans for bronze "boots, rifle, helmet" sculptures to flank the memorial are underway.