Football Senior Class Honors Veterans with Memorial Bench
MEQUON, Wis. - The
Concordia University Wisconsin football senior class unveiled a
memorial bench, in conjunction with Hilgendorf Rock of Ages, before
practice to honor all those who have fought for our country and
lost their lives.
The memorial bench, located on the south end of Century Stadium, was the idea of student coach Eric Lawrence who had a friend killed in action.
"I think we are here because of them," senior defensive back and co-captain Joe Moro said. "I don't think enough of our players, or even classmates, know how much our veterans have done for us. My brother is currently overseas in Afghanistan and I have utmost respect for all veterans and everyone in the Armed Forces."
The football program held a 3-on-3 basketball tournament six months ago in March to begin raising the funds for the granite memorial bench and collected over $1,500. The remaining money for the memorial bench was donated by Hilgendorf Rock of Ages, located in Grafton, Wis.
"The veterans presence at our game is going to have even more meaning because of their service and what they have done for us," senior offensive lineman and co-captain Alex Lawton said. "The moment when we stand in attention for the national anthem is going to be something special."