Veterans Memorial Plaza Dedication Set for Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fairmont State University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Plaza, located along the traffic circle behind the Falcon Center.

The flag raising ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Plaza. After the brief ceremony, cake will be served in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. Speakers will include FSU President Maria Rose, Student Government Association President James Jesmer and Fairmont State Foundation President and CEO RJ Gimbl.

The Student Veterans Organization began the fundraising initiative for the creation of the Veterans Memorial Plaza in honor of the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans and the contributions of student veterans to the campus community. The Class of 2016 and Student Government Association took up the cause as a senior project. With the support of the Fairmont State Foundation and a generous matching gift from MVB Bank, the students met their fundraising goal. The Physical Plant installed six flag poles and pavers and assisted with landscaping. Two benches also were purchased for the plaza. The U.S. flag and flags representing the different branches of military service will adorn the new flag poles.