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Emporia, Kansas: National Memorial to Fallen Educators

Black granite slabs list the school personnel who have died on the job, either tragically or nobly, serving the kids in their care.

12 W. 18th Ave., Emporia, KS
I-35 exit 130. Drive south on KS-99/Merchant St., then turn left onto 18th Ave. The Memorial is on the left, next to the little schoolhouse.
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National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

National Memorial to Fallen Educators

The memorial honors school personnel who died on the job, either tragically or nobly, serving the kids in their care. Includes victims of mass shootings, heroic bus drivers, and even Christa McAuliffe, "the first schoolteacher in space," who died in the Challenger explosion.

[Noel Candelaria, 11/26/2019]

"American educators have been losing their lives in school tragedies since 1764." Sponsored by the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame.

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