Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trustees Approve Veterans Memorial Planned to Be Built on the Campus

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trustees Approve Veterans Memorial Planned to Be Built on the Campus

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The Jefferson College Board of Trustees voted Thursday to give final approval to the Jefferson County Veterans Memorial to be built on the campus.

The board voted to approve the agreement with the Jefferson County Veterans Memorial Committee. The agreement deals mostly with responsibility and perpetual care of the memorial.

The agreement says that the committee must provide written evidence of "ability to finance and maintain a completed monument." The committee is also required to provide cost estimates and contingency plans for cost overruns. Opal Self, a charter member of the committee, said, "All we had to do was present a financial report and our construction schedule. It was just a formality. We're just on a roll now. All that's left is the ground breaking." The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at Jefferson College. The memorial will be between the pond near the college's entrance and the northeast part of the Fine Arts parking lot. …

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