All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all
—Billy Ray Cyrus, Some Gave All
Memorial Day. Finally, the long-awaited kick-off to summer. A long weekend to get together with friends and family, watch a parade, have a barbeque, and enjoy some fireworks.
But above all, it is a time to remember our fallen soldiers.
At Globe University-Wausau, students, staff and faculty have been offering their silent but heartfelt gratitude to those who have served their country throughout the month of May with the Memorial Rocks project. Rocks and markers have been on display in the commons, and the campus community has been encouraged to write the names of loved ones who died in service or to offer a message of thanks. At the end of the month, these rocks will be placed outside in a permanent memorial near the campus flagpole.
“The Memorial Rocks project is a great way for our students and faculty to pay honor to a friend or family member who paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedoms were preserved. I think this an honorable and admirable deed on behalf of the school to help remember their sacrifices,” observed Business Program Chair and retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Phillip Handrick.
Globe University- Wausau students have found this a meaningful project as well. “I signed a rock for a friend of the family who died in Afghanistan. He was young—he was too young. I think it is nice that Globe does so many different things to recognize our veterans, like the Never Forgotten Honor Flight, and now this,” said Student Ambassador Nicole Kassien.
Massage therapy students Judith Fabbri and Sandra Steffers agreed. “I think this is a great way to honor our veterans,” Judith observed.
“I signed two rocks in honor of family members,” said Sandra. “This is a way to show respect for their service.”
Globe University-Wausau has maintained a strong commitment to serve the military personnel who have willingly served this country. The Memorial Rocks project is a way to honor those who can no longer take advantage of those benefits.
As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Globe University-Wausau wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. There are numerous events throughout the area honoring those who died in the service of this country, including Memorial Day Services, parades and other ceremonies.