And the Memorial goes to…


frame vets mem4 The Columbia Basin College Board of Trustees Monday is expected to approve a design for a new veterans memorial on campus.  The nod goes to Jesse’s Lawn Maintenance and Landscaping in Kennewick.

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.

The memorial will be built between the Hub and the C Building. The CBC foundation hopes to break ground later this summer and possibly have the memorial ready in time for Veterans’ Day in November. frame vets mem1 frame vets mem2

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