Representatives of Modern Woodmen of America presented a
check for $500 to the Veterans Tribute Committee to help fund the Tribute
located on the main campus of Kaskaskia College.
Financial Representatives Jane Wayer and Mark Simmons
presented the check on behalf of the Modern Woodmen Centralia Chapter’s Good
Neighbors project. The money will be
used to purchase the flags that circle the perimeter of the Tribute.
“We thank Modern Woodmen for their contribution and their
support for the Tribute project,” said Co-Chair Travis Henson.
The Veterans Tribute is a project to honor all area veterans
with a series of recognition walls laid out like spokes in a wheel, with the
Warriors Court, a circular area inlaid with inscribed bricks surrounding a
large sculpture of an American Bald Eagle, at its center. The project is ongoing, with two walls,
inscribed with the names of area veterans in black granite, already in place,
along with the eagle sculpture and some of the inlaid brick pavers.
When completed, the Tribute is expected to be the largest
such memorial on a college campus anywhere in the country. For more information, or to make a
contribution, please contact Suzanne Christ at 618-545-3069 or