Memorial Wall & Kiosk
Photo Taken By Tony Showers
Veterans Memorial Wall
The Pleasant Valley Veterans Memorial Wall was unveiled during a special ceremony honoring the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018. Located off the student commons, the one-of-a-kind display was designed to pay homage to Pleasant Valley alumni, living and deceased, who served in any of the five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The wall features a photo of Robert “Bob” Brockhouse taken by PV alumnus, Tony Showers. Brockhouse, a veteran and member of the Buffalo Bill Post 347, was photographed raising the American flag at a PV home football game, a seasonal tradition. At the wall’s top left, the plaques of Pleasant Valley’s three fallen alumni are respectfully displayed.
This interactive kiosk was the final component to this memorial wall. Here, visitors can view all PV alumni who have served in the military or are currently serving in the military, and well as current students who have enlisted in the military following their graduation.
Mike Zimmer, principal of PVHS from 2009-2019, introduced the idea for the redesigned wall with interactive kiosk after visiting his alma mater. With the many renovations and additions to PVHS in 2018 and 2019, Zimmer wanted the memorial wall to be attractive and meaningful. “I was looking for an interactive screen experience that would draw the visitor towards the display,” he said.
Excerpts from “A Peek Behind the Curtain,” by Noah Streeter ‘19, Spartan Shield Online, 2019 News Section Editor.