Thursday, November 23, 2023

Alumni veterans' wall planned at Wayne Memorial

Wayne Memorial High Schools may soon include a tribute to servicemen who have graduated from the school.

Currently, donations are being sought to build a memorial wall to be prominently displayed at the entrance to the school. The display would include the name, rank and brief information about the serviceman or woman who served in the U.S. military. 

Estimated costs for the installation of the memorial are $40,000 and would include construction, artwork, plaques, an interactive display, a software data package for digital storage and website viewing. The project would also include the development of educational materials and contributions to support local veterans.

Dr. Adrienne J. Nathan, director of Community Partnerships and Outreach at Wayne Westland Community Schools, has spearheaded this initiative and is seeking assistance to secure the necessary funds, according to a Facebook posting. 

No proposed date  for the construction has been announced. Supporters said details of the project have been thoroughly considered and that they are “enthusiastic about the potential impact of the memorial wall.”Nathan is planning to release a brief video about the project in the upcoming weeks, according to the social media post announcing the fund drive. 

All donations to the Wall of Honor project are deductible, according to organizers. 

To contribute, access and include graduation year.