In Honor of Our Deceased Veterans

Grinnell College is planning a new veterans memorial to join and complement the existing monument in Herrick Chapel, which honors the 11 Grinnell College students who lost their lives in the U.S. Civil War. This new plaque will honor all students and alumni who lost their lives defending the United States in the many wars and conflicts since 1865. 

Any student, alumna, or alumnus who died while on active duty serving in one of the U.S. military branches is eligible to have his or her name included on the new memorial. 

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is asking friends, family members, and loved ones of these brave soldiers to submit their names and any details related to their service so they can be honored as part of this new memorial. 

If you know someone whose name should be included, please contact DAR at, by calling 866-850-1846, or by sending a letter to Veterans Project, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112-1690. For the initial installation, please submit names by July 1, 2019.

Thank you for helping us to commemorate these special members of the Grinnell community. 

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