MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — The family of a longtime Central Michigan University administrator likes to visit a tree and plaque that were placed in his honor.
So relatives were surprised during a recent stop: the memorial for Edward Brown was gone. His daughter, Theresa Brown Hoffman, scrambled to get some answers.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 6,079 New COVID-19 Cases, 81 Deaths
CMU said the buckeye tree and plaque were removed outside Foust Hall due to a construction project, The Morning Sun reported. The tree was too large to transplant.
Brown was CMU’s health administrator from 1976 until his death in 1990.READ MORE: Over 150 Chaldean Doctors In Michigan, Pleads With Community To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The university said a new tree will be planted in September, and the plaque will return. Officials plan to send a photo to Brown’s family.
“Obviously, there will be no cost to the family,” the university said.
Hoffman said the result is “very positive.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Plans 1st U.S. Charging Road For Electric Vehicles
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