While preparing to wander through downtown Clemson, I was waiting for the light to change, so I could cross over to the Subway corner. But I was sidetracked by a statue sitting in front of Mell Hall. I’d never notice Mell Hall before, either. It’s the home of the people who find housing for students, I believe.
But after my time visiting the Military Heritage Plaza, the Scroll of Honor Memorial, and Memorial Park, I keep my eye out for other statues and memorials of interest. This one was dedicated to and by the class of 1944. There were so many brave men that fought in World War II.
And here’s a plaque that I came across, by the Carillon Gardens, which I hadn’t noticed before. The Carillon Gardens (where my brother and I were playing disc golf) were dedicated to the men of the Class of 1943, especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice in the armed forces.
Have you ever read any World War I or World War II histories? These brave men were so far before our time, but that doesn’t change the fact that they gave their lives for their country. Let’s not forget their sacrifice.