Memorial Day was first enacted to honor soldiers following the American Civil War and after World War I it was expanded to honor Americans who have died in all wars. UConn established its own permanent memorial in November 2009 with a monument erected west of the flagpoles, between Beach Hall and the CLAS Building.
In addtion to the physical memorial, the Alumni Association mantains the Roll of Honor at the Alumni Center
and online at http://www.uconnalumni.com/roll-of-honor/the-roll.html. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage all who are on campus over the Memorial Day weekend to include a visit to these memorials to honor the UConn alums who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
–Betsy Pittman, University Archivist