These plaques form a Wall of Honor that bears the names of the more than 100 service personnel who attended Stillwater area schools and lost their lives in times of war.
Veterans, living or dead, whose names appear on the granite walkway pavers, have been honored by family of friends.
"Our heroes will live as long as they are remembered."
The War Between the States would see more Americans die in battle than any other war.
"No soldier, on any field, in this or any country, ever displayed grander heroism."
- General Winfield S. Hancock
1861 - 1865
The War Between the States
William F. Bates,William Blackburn,George K. Campbell, Oscar L. Cornman, Paul R. Covoeizel, Gold T. Curtis, John B. Denneby, Adam Fansnaught, John E. Goundry, Charles H. Gove, August Koenig, Hiram Lawton, Enstice LeGarde, Louis Muller, Samuel B. Nickerson, Joseph Older, William S. Pierson, Andrew P. Quist, Charles F. Rowley, Ole Thompson
Spanish American War
Remember the Maine
Paul J. Rhode
Spanish American War
America declares war on Spain after a United States ship is sunk in Cuba, leading to Spain losing Cuba and the Philippines.
"We have won so far at a heavy cost."
- Theodore Roosevelt
World War I
America sends her sons and daughters to Europe to help the Allies defeat Imperial Germany and liberate France and Belgium from their invaders.
"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being."
- Kahlil Gibran
World War I
1914 - 1918
The War to End All Wars
Emil Anderson, Earl W. Beauvals,Frank Benson, Walter R. Berglund, Atwood B. Comfort, Clarence Edgar Deaner, Jacob D. Dergelees, R.H. Gillstrom, Russell Greeder, Frank E. Hinds, Hesley E. Jensen, Herman Klatt, Julias J. Kramer, Fred W. Kroll, Arthur LaVine, Roy McKean, Neil M. Moen, Hans Nelson, Isaac T. Nelson, Herbert T. Olson, Dwight Smithson, Walter Strom, Lawrence W. Swanson
World War II
1939 - 1945
The Global War
Robert J. Adkins, Clarence J. Beer, Stanley L. Buckley, Donald Callahan, Harry L. Carlson, Clifford A. Cedarbloom, Gale A. Chatterton, Gerald Herbert Cowles, John Crimmins, Henry B. Cummins, John Davies, Robert E. Ecklund, Edward H. Effengham, George Eichenlaub, Robert A. Engstrom, Ludwig K. Falkum, James John Feely, Charles A. Frawley, Edgar Arthur Fritsche, William A. Glass, Harriet Gowen, Floyd O. Grove, Lawrence W. Gunderson, William L. Hallquist, John W. Irvine, Macleod Jones, Lauren L. Kelly, Warren Kendrick, Robert S. Kerr, Donald C.V. Larsen, Gerald R. Ulrick, Raymond V. Larson Jr., Curtis Julies Lee,Albert J. Lehmicke Jr.,Herbert E. Loeber, Kenneth K. Lothson, Robert J. Lund, Robert Wm. Madsen, Richard L. Major, William C. McLaughlin, William J. McNulty, Richard J. Murphy, Giles Winton Owens, Harold G. Parnell, Herbert I. Piculell, Gale Elwyn Randall, Raymond R. Roettger Jr.,Gordon Roland, Robert N. Rude, John J. Runk, William C. Rutherford, Francis I. Sampson, Paul Vernon Sanderson, James M. Schaffer, Everett Russell Sherman, Harold Mathias Soens, Robert L. Sontag, William J. Sutton, Gottlieb E. Swing, Roland Earl Thron, Norman E. Tweeten, Glenn V. Welander
World War II
World War II witnessed the mightiest struggle the world has ever known - a global war waged against democracy by dictators in Europe and the Pacific.
"December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
- Albert Pike
The first major military conflict of the Cold War demonstrated that the United States could oppose localized Communist aggression without escalating into a nuclear world war.
"Our nation honors her uniformed sons and daughters who answered their country's call to defend a country they did not know and a people they had never met."
Inscription on the Korean War Memorial, Washington DC
1950 - 1953
The Forgotten War
John Kingsley Conroy, James Alfred Illa, Lyle Henry Krienke, Eugene Arthur Lassen, Henry E.J. Lohmer, Lawrence Archie Nelson, Rollyn Edmund Palm
1959 - 1975
The Helicopter War
Robert Darrel Aubin, Brian Charles Brown, Gary David Graber, John Edward Hansen, James Russell Hicks, David Robert Kink, Michael Joseph Koller, Lloyd Martin Kuehn, William Russell Mackey Jr.,Jeremiah Daniel McGarry, Harold John Smith
Intervention in the South Vietnamese struggle against Communism drew the United States into an undeclared war, a war without front lines, a war against an elusive enemy.
"They became heroes because they recognized that some of the things they wanted to live for were also worth dying for."
- Steve Banko
We were our country's best.
Honoring Our Heroes...
Then, Now, and Forever