After seeing a veterans memorial at Penn State Harrisburg two years ago, members of the Penn State DuBois Veterans Club wanted to have one on the DuBois campus.
Monday, the memorial was finally unveiled.
The monument honors students who serve or have served in the armed forces.
It’s made out of black granite, the same material as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
It also features seals for all five branches of the military.
The club funded this project entirely on their own– exceeding their goal of $3,500 by raising nearly $7,000.
“My heart is full of pride,” Ken Larson said. “You know, that the campus came together and that we were able to do this for the campus and be able to memorialize the students past, present and in the future of Penn State DuBois.”
Depending on how much of the funds are leftover, the club may add a reflection bench in front of the memorial.