Pittsburg in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater
honors sons and daughters
who answered the call
of the nation.
We are ever grateful
for their many sacrifices
in peace and war
that freedom would prevail."
"Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere who bravely bears his Country's cause." - Abraham Lincoln
"God grants liberty to only to those who live it and are always ready to guard and defend it." - Daniel Webster
"From this day to the end of the world ... We in it shall be remembered ... We band of brothers: For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother." - Shakespeare's Henry V, Act IV, Scene III
Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater
Dedicated Memorial Day, May 31, 2004
Kansas Board of Regents
Janice DeBauge, Chairperson
Pittsburg State University
Dr. Tom Bryant, President
PSU Veteran's Memorial
Dr. James AuBuchon
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
Crossland Construction Company
Keynote Speaker Sen. Bob Dole
Erected 2004 by Pittsburg State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. 37° 23.312′ N, 94° 41.145′ W. Marker is in Pittsburg, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is on Rouse Street, on the right. This memorial is southeast of the PSU Kansas Technology Building and directly north of the new Student Activities Center and Kansas National Guard Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1090 South Rouse Strret, Pittsburg KS 66762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kansas State Teachers College Navy Mark of Commendation (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); G.A.R.-W.R.C. Civil War Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Carney Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chandler Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pittsburg State University Gymnasium (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kansas City Southern Locomotive No. 1023Frisco Freight/Passenger Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburg.
More about this marker. This Veteran's Amphitheater consists of a replica of the Vietnam Wall in DC, a seating area for 2500 people, two memorial brick plazas, the flags of the 50 states along the back, and the commemorative panels. Along with the dedication on the center panel, there is an eternal flame of sacrifice. The entry features the U.S, Kansas, Pittsburg State University, and the MIA/POW flags. Behind the flagpoles is a wall which holds the seals of the 5 branches of the military.
Also see . . .
1. Pittsburg State University Memorial Amphitheater Foundation. This is the website for the Pittsburg State University Memorial Amphitheater. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. USS Cusk website. This is the website of the USS Cusk - I snapped a picture of one of the pavers in the plaza at random. The submarine USS Cusk was the first submarine to have a missile launched from this class of boat and only 1 of 4 submarines to earn the Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation for Meritorious Gallantry. (Submitted on June 27, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
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