Posted October 24, 2011
Idaho State University will break ground on a new veterans' memorial Monday, Oct. 24, at Cadet Field.
The memorial, which has been in the planning process for two years, is moving forward thanks to Premier Technology of Blackfoot. Premier has agreed to donate concrete and engineering expertise for the project. The Armed Forces Veterans' Club-Pocatello will provide the labor during the construction of the memorial.
The new ISU Veterans' Memorial will preserve veterans’ history at ISU by consolidating a World War I memorial and a Vietnam Era memorial on the Pocatello campus.
The World War I memorial, built in 1938 near Frazier Hall, was demolished about 10 years ago due to structural damage. The plaques have been recovered and will be included as part of the new memorial. A sundial that was the symbolic centerpiece of the World War I memorial was damaged beyond repair when that memorial was demolished.
Using photographs, the College of Technology's Computerized Machining Technology program has recreated the sundial, which will also be included.
The dedication plaque from the Vietnam Era memorial, built in 1968 near the Administration Building, will also adorn the new memorial.
The ISU Veterans' Memorial will be dedicated during a formal ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 11:11 a.m.
For more information, call the ISU Veterans' Sanctuary at 208-282-4298.