War Memorials honor service, sacrifice of Davidson Alumni

Bill Giduz

The new memorials remember those who served and lost their lives during World War I, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a bench also was added to allow visitors to spend time in the space. 

“I am appreciative of Jim and the brothers of Pi Kappa Phi who contributed to this special project,” said President Carol Quillen. “Davidson’s mission is centered on preparing students for lives of leadership and service in the world, and those who serve in our military exemplify those ideals. This beautiful space on our campus allows us to honor their service and reflect on lives lost.”

The World War II memorial includes 159 names of fallen servicemen, and White said that was a real eye-opener as his class had approximately 200 graduates. He is glad the campus now has a more complete representation of Davidson alumni who paid the ultimate price for their country. The memorials now include 193 names.

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