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Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater

 
 
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
1. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of inscription and eternal flame.
Inscription.
(Center Panel)
"Pittsburg State University
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."
(Left Panel)
"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

(Right Panel)
"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

(Dedication Plaque)
Pittsburg State University
Veteran's Memorial Amphitheater
Dedicated Memorial Day, May 31, 2004
Governor
Kathleen Sebelius
Kansas Board of Regents
Janice DeBauge, Chairperson
Pittsburg State University
Dr. Tom Bryant, President
PSU Veteran's Memorial Project Director
Dr. James AuBuchon
Architect
Sam Frey
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture
General Contractor
Crossland Construction Company
Keynote
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
2. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Full shot of central panel.
Speaker Sen. Bob Dole

 
Erected 2004 by Pittsburg State University.
 
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. Touch for map. This memorial is southeast of the PSU Kansas Technology Building and directly north of the new Student Activities Center and Kansas National Guard Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1090 South Rouse Strret, Pittsburg KS 66762, United States of America.
 
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. 0.8 miles 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. 1023 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Immigrant Park (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
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
3. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of Abraham Lincoln quote on left panel
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.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismPeace
 
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
4. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of the Daniel Webster Quote.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
5. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of Shakespeare's quote on Right Panel
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
6. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Shot of Replica Vietnam Veteran's Wall. Issues due to the extremes of the Kansas weather have caused some of the panels to fail. The University has begun steps to correct these issues.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
7. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of the red plaque explaining the weather damage on the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial. Update: The damage was fixed by 2012.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
8. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Dedication plaque on the outside plaza. It is located on the right side of the flagpoles towards the Military Seal wall.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
9. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Area shot of the inner amphitheater taken from theseatingshowing the panels, a reflecting pool, the state flags, and the inner brick plaza. The Vietnam Memorial is behind the panels.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
10. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Outer Brick Courtyard. Entry is to either side. The dedication plaque is to the right and to the back of the flags where the seals of the branches of the services are.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
11. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of one of the pavers in the outer plaza.
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, June 26, 2009
12. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater Marker
Closeup of Pittsburg State University Flag
Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 17, 2014
13. Pittsburg State University Veteran's Amphitheater
Showing repaired panels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on June 27, 2009, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.   13. submitted on May 26, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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