Kaskaskia College will host a Veterans Tribute Dedication Friday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the site of the tribute on the KC Main Campus.
The Veterans Tribute contains the names and branches of service of 25,296 veterans on granite panels. When complete, the tribute will have space to display the names and branches of service for 150,000 veterans who have connections to the KC College District.
Phase 2 of construction will include the completion of additional walls to accommodate additional names and Phase 3 will include the construction of an Education Building that will be equipped with a computer lab and AV services for visitors to have access to historical documents, information, artifacts, and data on the history of the United States starting with the Declaration of Independence.
The tribute campaign has an overall goal of raising $1 million dollars. Phase I is complete with over $500,000 raised. Funds are currently being raised for phases II and III.