The Veterans’ Hall pays homage to our brave men and women who answered the call of military service in every United States conflict since – and including – World War II. In World War II alone, 957 Mount students served in each U.S. military branch, respectively. Within the space is a veterans’ display, which includes uniforms, medals, personal documents, military manuals, photographs, and equipment on loan from the Veterans Memorial Museum in Woonsocket.
Mount graduate Bob Robitaille of the Class of 1966 led efforts to create the display, and became involved in veterans’ issues at Mount after touring the building during his 50th high school reunion. Noticing his father, World War II U.S. Army Air Corps pilot Lucien Robitaille, and other veterans absent from a wall where plaques commemorated students who served, he helped Mount increase the names on a wall commemorating these former Mounties from 200 to 800 on ten plaques.
“This is a great way to teach history and about the Mounties involved in those conflicts … It’s important for young people to know and understand the sacrifices that previous generations made.” – Bob Robitaille, Class of 1966