Starting Tuesday, Nov. 13, a “Wall of Heroes” will be on display in the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library lobby. The Wall of Heroes is a project aimed to honor students, faculty, staff and family members who have served in our country’s military.
The Wall of Heroes is part of California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) celebration of Veterans Day, which is on Sunday, Nov. 11. Aside from recognizing those who serve via the Wall of Heroes, there will be no classes on Monday, Nov. 12 in honor of Veterans Day.
Honoring those who have served our country is very important, and the Wall of Heroes is a great opportunity to do so. Anyone attending or working at CSUMB is able to put up a picture on the Wall of Heroes in order to pay tribute to their loved ones or even to gain recognition for what they have contributed to our nation.
The Wall of Heroes is especially interesting because CSUMB is situated on the old military base, Fort Ord. Some students and staff, including myself, even have relatives who spent time on the base while serving. This unique situation creates a special connection between the history of the campus and those who now live, work, and study at CSUMB. Student, staff and faculty veterans should feel proud of what they have accomplished and of how they have represented CSUMB in such a selfless manner.
The Wall of Heroes will be displayed from Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 16. It will be available to visit from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Additionally, those who visit the wall have the opportunity to learn more about services that are offered by CSUMB to students, staff and faculty members who have served.