Dole Institute of Politics seeking photos and stories for new memory wall to honor Kansas veterans

The Dole Institute of Politics wants to receive stories and photos of military members from Kansas for a new “virtual memory wall” that will be housed at the center on the University of Kansas’ west campus.

The institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, plans to install a large digital, interactive display that pays tribute to Kansas veterans from World War II to the present day. As part of the project, the Dole Institute also plans to maintain a searchable database listing Kansas veterans.

A website has been set up at where people can upload stories and photos related to Kansas veterans. People who have served in any military branch and have any connection to Kansas are eligible to be part of the program. That means service members who only lived in Kansas for a short time are eligible for the recognition, the institute said in a press release.

The Dole Institute already runs a World War II database, which has more than 4,500 images. People who are already part of that database don’t need to submit their information again. They automatically will be included in the new database.

The institute plans to dedicate the Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall in November, likely near Veterans Day, according to the release.


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