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United States Air Force Academy in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Memorial Pavilion

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2020
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Inscription.  

This building and its surroundings were dedicated on May 11, 2007. It
permits a grateful nation to pay tribute to the service and sacrifices of
Academy graduates in a dignified and memorable setting.

At the dedication ceremony, the Academy Superintendent Lieutenant
General John F. Regni, Class of 1973, Association of Graduates
Chairman of the Board, Edward E. Legasey, Class of 1967, and the
Association of Graduates President and Chief Executive Officer, James
A. Shaw, Class of 1967 spoke to an audience of several hundred
graduates and Academy supporters.

The Association of Graduates would like to extend its deep
appreciation to the graduates, friends and parents who helped make this
Memorial Pavilion a reality. Special thanks go to Duane Boyle,
USAFA Civil Engineer and Chief Architect, Col. (Ret.) Wayne H.
Kellenbence, AOG Memorial Pavilion Project Manager, and the men
and women of Gerald H. Phipps, General Contractors, in particular,
Chris White, Project Manager and Darrell Day, Construction Site
Foreman. Without these individuals and their team effort,

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the project
would not have been a success.
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The Memorial Pavilion was made possible through the
generosity of more than 11,000 graduates, friends and
parents. The Pavilion honors all Academy graduates for
their unwavering service to the United States of America.

The Air Force Academy and The Association of Graduates
would like to extend our appreciation to the following
individuals who provided significant early support for the
construction of this Pavilion.

Lt. Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Frank D. Mayberry, '60
Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Ronald W. Yates, '60
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Marcus A. Anderson, '61
Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Pearce, '64
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Alan V. Rogers, '64
Mr. and Mrs. F. Keith Withycombe, '66
The Honorable and Mrs. Michael W. Wynne, USMA, '66
Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Legasey, '67
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Eugene A. Lupia, '67
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Dunham, '68


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 39° 1.015′ N, 104° 51.268′ W. Marker is in United
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States Air Force Academy, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on the Memorial Pavilion in the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, on Parade Loop west of Stadium Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: USAF Academy CO 80840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Winged Refuge and Airman (a few steps from this marker); Association of Graduates Memorial Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Howard J. Withycombe Memorial Pavilion Courtyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Pavilion Driveway and Turnaround (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Air Force (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Bombardment Squadron (H) (about 300 feet away); 11th Fighter Squadron (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in United States Air Force Academy.
 
More about this marker. Must have a valid ID to enter the USAF Academy grounds.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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