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Leaders of the Veterans Memorial Project announced this week that they have met the initial fundraising goal to create a campus memorial to honor members of the Virginia Wesleyan College family who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Envisioned as a space where people can gather in fellowship or for quiet reflection, the memorial will be placed just in front of the magnolia trees at the corner of the field behind Godwin Hall. The monument stone is scheduled to be in place by the start of the 2013-14 academic year and an official dedication ceremony will be held on Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11). Leading the fundraising efforts is Vice President for College Advancement Mita Vail: “On behalf of everyone associated with the Veterans Memorial Project, thank you for your support and participation in this tribute to the members of our College family who have served in the United States Armed Forces and to those who have lost their lives in service to our country.” Additional fundraising is underway for permanent benches to be placed in close proximity to the memorial. For more information or to make a contribution, contact Mita Vail at 757.455.3205 or