Veteran's Memorial Event

University of Redlands to hold memorial event honoring veterans

A field of white crosses will be on display in the campus Quad

REDLANDS, May 9, 2013 – The University of Redlands is holding a memorial event in honor of all of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to secure the freedoms that Americans treasure. The community is invited to honor fallen heroes at the University of Redlands on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Memorial Chapel.

To kick off the event, the sound of bagpipes will fill the Quad and a field of white crosses with flags will be on display, similar to views from the Arlington National Cemetery or at Riverside National Cemetery.

Honoring the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces is not new to the University of Redlands. The University has a rich tradition of supporting students who are active duty military, reservists and veterans and their families that dates back to the 1940s with the V-12 Navy College Training Program. The University continues to strive to provide the best possible educational experience to all of its military students and their dependents, and received national recognition in 2013 as a Military Friendly school by G.I. Jobs.

The memorial event of 2013 holds special significance for a current student who will attend the event on May 17. In the fall of 2012, the University of Redlands welcomed to its campus freshman Emily Taylor, the daughter of Lt. Cmdr. Keith Taylor, University of Redlands alum Class of ’91, who was killed in the line of duty in January of 2005 while serving in Iraq. Emily Taylor, her family, and many others will honor the memory of their loved ones who have given their lives in service to our nation.

This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Memorial Event Honoring Veterans

WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: University of Redlands, Quad, in front of the
Memorial Chapel (1200 East Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92373)

Event Contact:
Cheryl Kleeman
(909) 748-8337

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