Jason Schlegel, chair of the CBC veterans committee, says committee members and the 300 or so veterans on campus who helped select the winning design feel this memorial will be a living monument.
“It spoke to the idea as the armed forces as living organizations with living people,” Schlegel says. “Often times we think of memorials as something to honor the dead. This honors service as well as those who’ve served and died for their country.”
The Associated Student Body voted last month to pay the $75,000 to build the memorial. Other private donations will cover maintenance costs.