The “Ruby Red Polished Stone” includes the names of 118 Vietnam veterans from the 10 counties that represent the NTC District who were killed in the line of duty. The memorial was erected in 1990 and recently relocated to NTC’s Medallion Plaza, which is partially surrounded by service flags that represent all branches of the U.S. Military. The memorial was part of a three-phase collaboration between NTC, the NTC Foundation and area veterans groups that began in 1985 and includes an orchard of cherry trees on campus called “The Peace Grove.”
Additionally, NTC opened the doors to a newly remodeled space dedicated to veteran staff and students. The Day Room features areas where veteran staff and students can gather to build community. The NTC Veterans Club coordinated a video display that is featured in the room and includes military photos of NTC staff and students.
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Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau campus in the Village of Maine. The Wausau campus features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business and Industry, Center for Geriatric Education, iTEC Projects Lab and STEM Center.