Ed Weber adjusts the top of a monument to honor veterans following the dedication of that monument today at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima. Weber is the architect of the monument.

Today’s dedication was part of the school’s third annual all-school veterans’ assembly which included several speakers and the recognition of the school as a veteran-supportive school by the Washington state Department of Veterans Affairs.

The design of the memorial draws from a design by former Petty Tech student Bryanna Doonan.

Weber says he “took all the parts from different students” for the monument. “I just put all the pieces together. It was the kids’ ideas,” he said.