Memorial Union veterans memorial proposals

November 11, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
A new memorial intended to honor past, present and future MU veterans will be designed by the university's own architecture students. The memorial, which will be in Memorial Union North, would recognize all veterans who attended or worked at MU and who served in wars since the Memorial Student Union was completed. The Memorial Union was built in 1926, and the north wing was completed in 1952.

Three designs were chosen from 14 student proposals and presented to the Faculty Council Student Affairs Committee, which conceptualized the project in 2011.

"We had so many small plaques and remembrances all around Memorial Union, and it was decided that we could sort of consolidate those memorials," said Marty Walker, who is leading the project for the Chancellor's Committee for Veterans and Military Affairs. The two committees are working together.

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