Boys Town Alumni Veterans Memorial
The Alumni Veterans Memorial, located in a place of honor at the head of Heroes Boulevard, stands as a reminder of the selfless sacrifice and sense of service to our nation of Boys Town Alumni over the history of our home.
The first phase of the memorial, dedicated in 1991, is a massive bronze panel depicting the emblems of each of our armed services and the Merchant Marine and Coast Guard. The famous quote of President John Kennedy, "...ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country." is emblazoned across the front of the memorial challenging all alumni to seek service to others.
An expansion was made to the memorial in 2011 with the addition of a granite wall (made from granite slabs that were once porch slabs around the campus) with bronze plaques affixed to them to recognize and honor Boys Town alumni who were killed in action or died while serving in uniform. There are almost 90 names inscribed on bronze plates that honor our fallen alumni ranging from World War II to the current Iraq/Afghanistan War. The two Veterans Memorial projects represent over $60,000 in contributions by our alumni through individual gifts and support from veteran's organizations in Nebraska and throughout the country.
YouTube video honoring our fellow alumni. (Current as of July 2013-being updated to reflect most current list of names)
Click here for most current list names of alumni on Memorial Wall