Wilkes University

June

Wilkes University Dedicates Veterans Memorial Court

The dedication was held on June 6, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Wilkes University dedicated Veterans Memorial Court on June 6, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy during World War II. Veterans Memorial Court is located near the flagpoles on the university’s Campus Gateway in the Fenner Quadrangle. Memorial plaques and benches among the United States, Pennsylvania and university flags offer a contemplative space in the heart of campus.

Among the speakers were Wilkes President Patrick F. Leahy, Jonathan Kuiken, assistant professor of global cultures, and Kelly Egan, a 2019 Wilkes graduate and Army veteran. The Air Force ROTC color guard presented the colors and the national anthem was played. Wilkes Vice President of Student Affairs, Paul S. Adams, also offered remarks and Kristin Osipower, campus interfaith coordinator, delivered the invocation.

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“We must always remember the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Those who have served and continue to serve our country deserve our deepest gratitude,” said Leahy. “A courtyard in the center of our campus will also keep veterans in the center of our hearts. It is my honor to dedicate Veterans Memorial Court at Wilkes University.”

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