Xavier honors students & graduates who died in war

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - On Veteran's Day, November 11th, at 11:00 a.m., the entire Xavier community is invited to a 30-minute ceremony unveiling new plaques on the Shrine of Our Lady, Queen of Victory and Peace.

The Shrine, off Dana Avenue near the guard shack on University Drive, was dedicated July 11, 1943. Shortly after the Second World War, a plaque was affixed identifying the one Xavier graduate killed in the First World War and the 75 who died in the Second. In 1999, the Shrine was extensively renovated and the names of those in the Xavier family who died in Korea and Vietnam were inscribed.

This Veteran's Day, Xavier will celebrate all those in the Xavier family and elsewhere who have fallen in service to our country. Especially honored will be Capt. Matthew Mattingly and 1LT Michael Runyan, Xavier's fallen heroes from the war in Iraq, whose names have been added to the plaque.

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