Ground broken for UI veterans center

Ground broken for UI veterans center

A veterans center on the University of Illinois campus is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Officials gathered Friday near the corner of Lincoln and Nevada to break ground on the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education.

One of the speakers at Friday's event is a wounded veteran himself, Garrett Anderson.  He said the current generation of veterans is coming home with new types of wounds, and the new center will help address that.

Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs Erica Borggren said the center sends a simple message.

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Sid Saltfork wrote on November 09, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Starting, or returning to school is tough enough.  This will allow a refuge at times for being with others who have a shared experience.   The U. of I. is doing more than just breaking ground.  It is commendable.  The individual persons helping get this off of the ground should be recognized.