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Veterans Memorial Dedicated

Published Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Veterans memorial

A new Veterans Memorial has been added to the campus of WSC.

Steve Elliott, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, presented a flag to Jon Minks in a November ceremony dedicating the new Veterans Memorial on the Wayne State campus. The ceremony included raising the flag at the site.

Jon and Adrian Minks, trustees of the Wayne State Foundation, contributed to the project in honor of Jon's father, Russell A. Minks, who served in WWII.

The original Veterans Memorial south of Benthack Hall was dedicated in 1919, honoring six WSC alumni who lost their lives in combat during World War I. WSC students in art and design classes participated in a Service-learning project with Elliott between 2012 and 2014 to develop a plan to revitalize the memorial and expand the site to honor all veterans.

The Wayne State Foundation, through the enduring commitment and generosity of Wayne State College alumni, provided funding for the newly renovated Veterans Memorial. Special gratitude is extended to The Dr. Mona Casady Campus Beautification Fund. The Wayne State College community is thankful for the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who have served our country.