College of the Ozarks will dedicate The Global War on Terrorism Memorial on April 24, 2 p.m., at Patriots Park on the College campus. This is the last installation for Patriots Park, a vision of College President Jerry C. Davis, and a tangible way for the College to honor its Patriotic Goal.
Davis will provide a welcome for those gathered for the dedication ceremony. Gen. Terrence R. Dake, College alumnus and board of trustees chair, and Missouri Governor Michael Parson will give remarks. Pete Hegseth, cohost of FOX News Channel’s Fox & Friends Weekend, will serve as keynote speaker.
Mark McVey, Broadway actor and singer, will sing “God Bless America.” Music for the momentous occasion also will include performances by an honor choir of K-College singers from School of the Ozarks and College of the Ozarks, along with performances by the College Band.
"We plan to make this ceremony memorable for all who attend," said Bryan Cizek, director of patriotic activities. "This a grand opportunity for us to honor all Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, Gold Star Families, and of course all those who continue to serve. We must remember freedom is not free. Someone pays a price for us to live in this great country and experience the freedom to pursue life, liberty, and happiness."
A Thank You to Johnny Morris
The generosity and support of Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, and the enthusiasm of the PGA TOUR Champions have played key roles in the development of this project, along with others on campus. The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Missouri Gold Star Families Memorial, The Korean War Memorial, and now The Global War on Terrorism Memorial honor those who have sacrificed and served to keep this country safe and free.
Press release: College of the Ozarks to dedicate The Global War on Terrorism Memorial.