Veterans Plaza

Clayton Hester / KRCU


Veterans joined together with the Southeast community on Friday, September 25, to dedicate the Veterans Plaza that’s been under construction this summer. 

Thomas Meyer, United States Navy Seabee Veteran, is responsible for spearheading the effort. Meyer began the process during his time on the Board of Regents. I spoke to him after the ceremony about the length of the process and the effort to place it at Southeast. 

Southeast Missouri State University Dedicates Veterans Plaza on Campus

Sep 28, 2020
Ramond Buck, Southeast Arrow

A crowd gathered Friday, Sep. 25, between Academic and Memorial Hall to dedicate the newly finished Veterans Plaza and witness the first flag-raising ceremony in honor of the military service of Southeast veterans.    

“It is very emotional for many people because many of them were veterans themselves,” University President Carlos Vargas said. “So it becomes emotional, and I think that’s one of the strongest characteristics of today’s event.”