- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas is seeking a national honor for the Memorial to Fallen Educators in Emporia.

Moran introduced legislation this week to designate the memorial on the Emporia State University campus as a National Memorial to Fallen Educators. He noted it is the only memorial in the country dedicated to teachers who have died while working with students.

The Emporia Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1NXisnC ) the designation would not make the memorial part of the National Park Service or require any federal funding. It would still be owned by the National Teacher Hall of Fame and Emporia State and would continue to be maintained with private funds.

Moran said it’s important to recognize teachers on a national level to remind people how important teachers are to the country.

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Information from: The Emporia (Kan.) Gazette, https://www.emporiagazette.com/

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