**For Immediate Release**
Memorial to be Unveiled at OPSU
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 05-22-07
by Marcus Mallard
Goodwell, Okla. — Oklahoma Panhandle State University will be hosting a memorial unveiling on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007, at noon. Veterans, family, and friends are cordially invited to attend the ceremony as the Mural Painting Class reveals their mural, “Sacrifice at Home and Abroad,” that will be mounted and displayed on the north face east of the main entrance of the Marvin E. McKee Library on the campus of OPSU.
The mural depicts the losses that are suffered not only by those men and women that laid their lives on the line for America, but also the losses of those that were left behind to keep up the line of duty on the home front during World War II. The mural will be dedicated as a memorial to all of those who attended OPSU that gave up so much either on the battlefield or at home. It will stand as a long-term reminder that we, as Americans, have given up so much to enjoy the right of freedom.
“Sacrifice at Home and Abroad” culminates the work of OPSU students Hector Cobos, Emanuel DeHerrera, Marcus Mallard, and Antonio Martinez along with their instructor Brent Shoulders. The class began working on the project during the spring semester of 2006, and the class has kept at the project for over a year and a half.
The Mural Painting Class would like to thank the following for their support during this long and arduous process: Dr. David Bryant, OPSU President; the Panhandle Association of Alumni and Friends; the Panhandle State Foundation; Guymon Chapter of the American Legion; OPSU Student Senate, OPSU Physical Plant; and Bob Scott.
The Mural Painting Class and OPSU invite the public to help celebrate and commemorate this memorial unveiling at noon on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007, at McKee Library.