Please click on the above image to learn more about The Citadel War Memorial.
Approximately 450 Citadel alumni have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Citadel alumni have served in every national conflict since the Mexican War. To our Citadel Patriot dead who have immortalized our core values by performing their DUTY, serving with HONOR, and sacrificing their lives, we owe our eternal RESPECT.
However, at this time, The Citadel does not have a memorial that appropriately offers tribute to those Citadel alumni who gave their lives serving our nation. The vision for this project originated with the Class of 1967. The Citadel’s administration and The Citadel Foundation have collaborated to develop an appropriate memorial.
Other public colleges have war memorials, but The Citadel’s will be unique. The memorial design is one of remembrance, reverence, and reflection.
The memorial will be appropriately located on elevated ground in front of the Thomas D. Howie Memorial Bell Tower and Columbarium, adjacent to Summerall Chapel and the Mark Clark gravesite. The walls will be black marble with etchings for each conflict. The etchings will provide context for the sacrifice of Citadel lives and list the names of those who have fallen in combat. The Citadel War Memorial will become a gathering place of honor and reverence on campus for visitors and alumni.
What You Can Do
The construction and dedication of the War Memorial are planned to coincide with The Citadel’s 175th Anniversary in 2017. All classes have an opportunity to participate in making this memorial a reality.
- A class can be named a “Founding Class” by raising $500,000 in cash for the War Memorial fund.
- A class can be named a “Sponsoring Class” by raising $100,000 in cash for the War Memorial fund.
- Founding and Sponsoring Classes will be recognized with the class year inscription on the War Memorial in a tasteful location that does not diminish the monument’s focus on the names of those Citadel graduates who have given their lives for their country.
- Individuals can support the War Memorial, but the only individual names on the memorial itself will be alumni who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Individual donors will be recognized on The Citadel War Memorial website.
All funds raised by classes will benefit The Citadel Fund and the Athletic Enhancement Fund. Both funds serve the current greatest academic and athletic needs on campus.
We can all give some to honor those who gave all.
Memorial inscription crafted by Class of 1967 members Mr. John C. Warley, Jr., and
Mr. D. Patrick Conroy.