Students and faculty braved the cold Tuesday morning to unveil a remodeled memorial and remember veterans at Central Community College-Hastings.
The Students Veteran Association of CCC-Hastings raised $6,000 to have the Heroes’ Memorial cleaned and for the installation of a new black granite base beneath it. The group started raising money for the project in January because the original concrete had been cracked and was in disrepair from years of weather exposure. The new base was shipped from India.
Travis Karr, director of veteran and military services for CCC, said the new black granite base better fits with the other monuments in the area.
“We wanted to remodel it so it matched the other monuments and gave it its due honor,” he said.