College of the Ozarks held a ground breaking ceremony on December 18 for a new Vietnam memorial to be constructed on the Alumni Center Lawn in honor of Missouri Vietnam veterans.
According to a university press release from December 8, College of the Ozarks President, Jerry C. Davis said, “Vietnam veterans weren’t treated properly upon their return from war. Such a memorial is long overdue and represents a proper tribute to those who served.”
The names of 1,400 Missourians who served and died in the Vietnam War will be displayed on the memorial. It will be constructed by College of the Ozarks students and staff and it is expected to be completed by April of 2015.
For more information, please visit www.cofo.edu.