The National Memorial to Fallen Educators is a permanent tribute to those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The noblest among us are those who dedicate their lives to educating the youth of our country.
‘A teacher affects eternity: they can never tell where their influence stops.’ –Henry Adams
Throughout our history, educators have perished in the line of duty from accidents, violence or from the global coronavirus pandemic. Some lost their lives while protecting students. All of them left this earth heroes.
To honor their lives and everlasting contributions, the names and dates of public and private k-12 educators who literally “gave their all” are inscribed in a permanent monument.
The memorial is located in Emporia, KS at 18th and Merchant, on the Emporia State University Campus, as part of the National Teacher Hall of Fame.