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Inspired by the University of South Dakota student veterans and joined by others in the USD family, the Patriots Plaza will feature an impressive display of American, South Dakota, POW/MIA and USD flags honoring three USD alumni Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, other veterans and the centennial of Army ROTC at USD.
Funded by private gifts and located on the mall between the Beacom School of Business and the USD School of Law, the Patriots Plaza will remind future students and others of the sacrifices of military service and provide an appropriate site for observance of patriotic holidays and related events.
As shown in the above photo, features of the Patriots Plaza are:
• American, South Dakota, POW/MIA and University of South Dakota flag display
• Separate displays for each of the three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients among USD alumni
• One or more donor walls recognizing other military veterans sponsored by individuals or organizations
• Recognition of the first century of Army ROTC at USD
With the Patriots Plaza, USD will join other major universities across the nation honoring military service with similar patriotic centers.
Your support to the Patriots Plaza Project will impact students, the community and veterans at USD for years to come. This plaza will remind them of the sacrifices of military service and provide an appropriate site for observance of patriotic holidays and related events. Make a gift today!
Please help share this campaign on social media and with anyone you think would support the Patriots Plaza Project!
*Gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized with an engraved brick on the donor wall.
If you prefer to make check or cash donation, it can either be dropped off or mailed to the University of South Dakota Foundation (please write 'Patriots Plaza' in the memo line):
USD Foundation * 1110 N Dakota St * Vermillion, SD 57069
Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.
A gift of $1,000 or more will be recognized with an engraved brick on the donor wall. You will also receive the book, Vietnam Vets: Still Coming Home— Their Stories in Their Words by Steve Feimer, DPA. The fair market value of the book is $60. If you want the book, that portion of your gift is not tax deductible.