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ELS Military Monument

The ELS Military Monument was dedicated during the ELS convention on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. The monument is located on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College east of the Ronald Young Gymnasium off of Division Street.

Pavers are still available to order. Please contact Pastor Ken Mellon: 262-675-4144

Paver order form

Donate to the Military Monument Project

Military Monument Rationale:

  • To honor past and current veterans in ELS congregations; BLC Alumni; and friends of the ELS and BLC.
  • To value military vocations in our midst according to our Lutheran understanding as taught in the Fourth & Fifth Commandments, First Article, Fourth Petition, and Table of Duties.
  • To contribute to a clear confession of the Biblical role of government power in the world under God.
  • To encourage the consideration and pursuit of military service among young Christian men and women in our midst.
  • To show support to BLC and BLTS students who also serve in the Reserves/Guard/National Guard.
  • To have a place for programs of recognition and services of prayer on or around Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other appropriate occasions.
  • To establish a military/veteran page on ELS/BLC websites with pertinent information collected both in the ELS Archives and Museum for recognition and research.
  • To have a rallying point of encouragement for any future ROTC students that may eventually be enrolled at BLC.