Memorial Day Commemoration to be held May 26

Published: May 17, 2023

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Join the Auburn University Office of Inclusion and DiversityAuburn University Veterans Resource Center and Auburn Student Veterans Association for the first inaugural Memorial Day Commemoration. The event will be held on May 26 in front of Cater Hall as we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. This year's event will focus on those we lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation New Dawn. 

More than 4,500 flags will be placed to represent the number of servicemembers who made the ultimate sacrifice during these campaigns. Attendees can also participate in a walking tour with signage detailing the highlights from the war in Iraq.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker Todd Rauch, an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The event will conclude with a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to our fallen service members.

After the ceremony, there will be an engaging lunch session where attendees can come together and share their thoughts on this important day.

Don't miss this important commemoration and opportunity to pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This event is open to the public and all faculty, staff and students at Auburn.

Scan the QR code or register at this link.

Submitted by: Curtis Pippin