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Nov. 9, 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jim Foster, Ohio State women’s basketball head coach, helped break ground at a ceremony Thursday to dedicate Remembrance Park. The site, at the northwest corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Drive, is a memorial to commemorate all OSU alumni who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The park is dedicated to memorialize the more than 1,000 Ohio State Alumni who have died in service.

Foster, a veteran of the Vietnam War, joined Karen Holbrook, OSU President, Archie Griffin, President the OSU Alumni Association, and Ohio State Battalion Commander Lt. Colonel Todd Miller in addressing the crowd that included Ohio State ROTC officers.

Designed as a memorial to all veterans that will last for generations, Remembrance Park will feature a Wall of Honor and Remembrance that pays special tribute to OSU Alumni who have given their lives in the service and defense the United States. The park will provide a green space that veterans and their families, as well as members of the university and central Ohio communities, can visit.

Those wishing to support Remembrance Park and the Wall of Honor and Remembrance can gain more information by visiting www.giveto.osu.edu/remembrance.