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UW-Eau Claire to Re-dedicate Kent State Memorial
 MAILED:  May 1, 2003

Four dead in Ohio. May 4, 2003, marks the 33rd anniversary of the 1970 shootings that left four anti-Vietnam war protestors dead and nine wounded at Kent State University in Ohio.

Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder and Sandy Scheuer were killed by National Guard troops called to campus to quell anti-war protests that had resulted in the burning of the university's Army R.O.T.C. building the day before. See story.

The shootings sent shockwaves through college campuses across the country including UW-Eau Claire, then known as Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire.

On May 8, 1970, four crabapple trees were planted next to Davies Center as a memorial to the young people killed at Kent State.

One of the four trees died and was removed. On Monday, May 5, at 11 a.m., the university will plant a new tree to rededicate the Kent State Memorial, and also reflect on the current war with Iraq.

Marty Wood, English department chair, suggested the rededication. Chancellor Donald Mash will preside.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

The media also is welcome.


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Updated: December 28, 2004