Many have asked us here in the office what we plan on doing with our time now that the memorial is complete. Complete? To us the first stages of the memorial is done but we still have a long way to go. Our goal is to make sure no fallen educator has been missed. We are still researching names to add to the memorial. We are still finding information and photographs of those already listed on the memorial. We are still raising funds to pay for the memorial’s long term upkeep and phase two of the project.
Phase two will allow us to provide the stories we have put on this site down at the memorial. We are raising money for outdoor kiosk that can be used by visitors of the memorial to look up information on each listed on it. Every name on the memorial has a story that we don’t ever want to forget. They are more than a name. They were a person and we want our visitors to know more about these individuals that gave their lives to protect this countries most precious resource, our children, our future.
So for us in the Nation Teachers Hall of Fame office, this labor of love is far from complete. It has just begun.
Paint touch ups, the Donor wall being put in place, cleaning, and a chair set up practice. We are getting ready for tomorrow. Events start at 2:00pm at Visser Hall on the Emporia State University Campus.
These are some of the visionaries and builders that made the memorial dream a reality…
Dr. Michael Shonrock
Emporia State University Facilities
Grounds Shop (Mark Morgan, Supervisor)
Carpentry/Paint (Jim Markowitz, Supervisor)
Electrical Shop (Al Ziesmer, Supervisor)
Plumbing Shop (Ty Gains, Supervisor)
Construction (Bruce Love, Supervisor)
Sign/Graphics (Kim Gaines, Graphic Designer)
Building Services (Gary Reno, Supervisor)
Granite and Stone Provided by
Keith & Kari Wallace
Deanna and Mark Wagaman
National Teachers Hall of Fame Board of Trustees
Lindy Whetzel, Chair
Dr. Tes Mehring, Vice Chair
Dr. Michael Shonrock
Dr. Ken Weaver
The National Teachers Hall of Fame Staff:
And the many volunteers, ambassadors and supporters of
The National Teachers Hall of Fame
No peeking! We will have more pictures next week for the dedication. It is not too late to come. Starts at 2:00pm in the Visser Hall Atrium on the Emporia State University Campus. Please join us.
Mark your calendar for the dedication to the Memorial to Fallen Educators on June 12, 2014 at 18th and Merchant, Emporia, KS 66801 on the Emporia State University Campus. Watch this site for more detailed information as the date approaches.