August 26, 2021

New focus on the George C. Marshall statue

Recently, the Virginia Military Institute began a project that relocated the post flagpoles to either side of the George C. Marshall statue in front of the barracks.

This is where the flagpoles used to be. You can see the Marshall statue to the left of the U.S. flag.

First, the Marshall statue was safely wrapped and moved from its pedestal for the during of the construction project. (Kelly Nye photo)

The flagpoles were removed.

It looked strange with out statue or flagpoles.

The flagpoles were erected near the Marshall Arch at the barracks. (photo courtesy Kelly Nye)

The George C. Marshall statue was given a taller pedestal. (photo courtesy Kelly Nye)

The statue was placed safely in its location. (photo courtesy Kelly Nye)

How it looks with the newly placed statue and flagpoles.

Marshall statue with the U.S. flag.

The plaza that is built around the statue is beautiful.

Such a nice new setting for the George C. Marshall statue. (photo courtesy Kelly Nye)

Melissa has been at GCMF since fall 2019, and previously was an academic librarian specializing in history. She and her husband, John, have three grown children, and live in Rockbridge County with three large rescue dogs. Keep up with her @MelissasLibrary.