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The Carloftis Garden will be the new home of the Veterans Memorial

Veterans Memorial

Continuing efforts to create a more pedestrian-friendly Campus Beautiful, Eastern Kentucky University has begun a renovation project in Powell Plaza. Known as the heart of Eastern's campus, the renovation creates more green space for outdoor activities and is scheduled for completion before students return for the fall 2022 semester.

This renovation has prompted the opportunity to upgrade the EKU Veterans Memorial, which was located in Powell Plaza. A newly designed memorial will be constructed in the Carloftis Garden and includes a larger space and more greenery for quiet reflection. The memorial is slated to be completed in fall 2023.

"As the president of the EKU Alumni Board and the ROTC representative, I was excited to learn that EKU is investing resources into a new memorial that honors our veterans," said LTC (R) Bob Sullivan '72. "The new location will be in one of the most visible spaces on campus. It will allow our veterans and guest to have a unique space to visit and honor those who have served."

Published on July 18, 2022

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