Today as our nation honors our our war dead, I'm reminded of Memorial Gym. I have a lot of great memories of the swimming pool and pick up games of basketball there, but the gym is more than a gym. It is a memorial to the fallen.
My alma mater, the University of Idaho, built Memorial Gym after WWI to honor the alumni who fell in the service of our republic. Since then, plaques have been installed on the walls of the gym to honor the alumni who have died in every war since.