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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

On-line search helps visitors locate memorial pavers

Visitors to the PSU Veterans Memorial now have a much more convenient way to find the location of the pavers honoring their loved ones.

As of this week, pavers can now be located on a map on the Veterans Memorial Web site. Persons wishing to locate a specific paver may go to www.psuvetmemorial.org and click on the "Pavers" link to search for individual names in the database.

More than 2,571 engraved granite pavers have been purchased at the PSU Veterans Memorial to honor individual veterans or veterans' organizations since the memorial opened in 2004. In the past, the only way for visitors to find specific pavers was to follow maps that were printed in brochures and handed out at events.

Later this year, a kiosk planned for the memorial will allow this same type of search at the site. The Office of Information Services at PSU is developing the software for the kiosk, which is scheduled to be installed in time for the Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11. The kiosk will serve as an on-site search tool for visitors looking for specific pavers, and will also include locations for names listed on the Vietnam Wall replica that lines the back of the memorial.

Work is continuing this week on the expansion of the Guy and Claire Sutherland Entrance Plaza at the memorial. Pavers purchased by Oct. 2 will be installed in the plaza and dedicated on Veteran's Day. An eight-square-inch paver is $150; a 12-square-inch paver is $300.

For more information, call the PSU Office of University Development at (620) 235-4768 or email lmetro@pittstate.edu.

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