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Fort Hays State University War Memorial

 
 
Fort Hays State University War Memorial Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
1. Fort Hays State University War Memorial Marker (front)
Inscription.

"The people who know war, those who have experienced it...I believe are the most earnest advocates of peace in the world."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower

This memorial is dedicated to those of the Fort Hays State University family who have fought and died in the service of their country, and to our university's continuing pursuit of a humane knowledge that will bring us peace.

October 10, 1998

Fort Hays State University was established June 23, 1902, on the former federal military reservation from which it takes its name. An earlier memorial to the university's World War I veterans has been preserved within the limestone panels of this memorial, which was commissioned as part of the five-year celebration of the university's centennial anniversary.

 
Erected 1998 by Fort Hays State University.
 
Location. 38° 52.361′ N, 99° 20.423′ W. Marker is in Hays, Kansas, in Ellis County. Touch for map. Monument is between Picken and Sheridan Halls on the Fort Hays State University campus, and about 300 feet north of the intersection of Park and 6th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Hays KS 67601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Fort Hays State University War Memorial Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
2. Fort Hays State University War Memorial Marker (back)
of this marker. Hangman's Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Sporting Palace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union Pacific House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jim Curry’s Restaurant (approx. 0.4 miles away); White's Barber Shop (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cy Goddard’s Dance Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Mail Company Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kansas Pacific Depot (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hays.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Hays State University. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Hays State Historic Site. (Submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World I
 
Fort Hays State University War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
3. Fort Hays State University War Memorial
Sheridan Hall in background
Fort Hays State University War Memorial Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 20, 2012
4. Fort Hays State University War Memorial Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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