University plans recorded Memorial Day program featuring PSU Veterans Memorial 

On Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m., Pittsburg State University, home to the PSU Veterans Memorial, will honor veterans and their families during a recorded Memorial Day program. 

The program will feature recorded remarks by Col. Ret. Don Stoner, a former faculty member in the PSU Department of Military Science; Vietnam Veteran Rick Fulton, a PSU graduate; and PSU President Dan Shipp, whose family includes veterans.  

It also will feature traditional elements of live Memorial Day ceremonies, including a color guard comprised of cadets from PSU’s ROTC program, and the playing of Taps and singing of the National Anthem by PSU music students. 

The recording will become live at, and starting at 10 a.m. and may be viewed at any time. It also will be posted to the PSU Veterans Memorial Facebook page. 

About the Memorial    

The memorial is located at 1909 S. Rouse at the eastern edge of the Pittsburg State University campus, and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to the public.  

It was dedicated with a ceremony on Memorial Day 2004.   

It features a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and a kiosk and directory to help visitors locate names. A 250-seat amphitheater serves as a venue for special events and a quiet place to reflect.  

In addition to the wall, the memorial includes an entry rampart featuring U.S., state, and university flags and the five seals of the uniformed military branches, two impressive entry portals, an arch just behind the reflecting pool with an eternal flame, and patriotic bronze sculptures.    

The plaza of the amphitheater, as well as the entrance plaza, features more than 3,400 engraved granite pavers paying tribute to veterans and veterans’ organizations. A display of the 50 state flags is featured on the north berm of the memorial.    

It is one of the most visited sites in Southeast Kansas. Details: