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Honor Our Fallen Heroes - 8 October 2022

This year will mark 10 years since our first Honor Our Fallen Heroes event. As part of this milestone, we would like to honor all fallen heroes affiliated with the United States Naval Academy during a memorial service on the morning of 8 October.

Our featured speaker at the memorial service will be Admiral Eric Olson ’73, USN (Ret.). Admiral Olson was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Academy in 2017. He was the first SEAL four star admiral and first Naval officer to lead the Special Operations Command, which he commanded from 2007 to 2011. You can learn more about Admiral Olson’s career and accomplishments: DGA biography and video.

The memorial service is by invitation only.

Panoramic Photo: On the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and in conjunction with the Navy vs. Air Force football game, the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation hosted its Honor our Fallen Heroes events recognizing families of alumni killed in action and operational losses.

The names that adorn the walls of Memorial Hall made the ultimate sacrifice and it is our honor and pleasure to remember them and recognize their enduring impact. Each year the Alumni Association invites families who have lost a Naval Academy alum in an Operational Loss or who was Killed in Action back to the Academy to honor both their lost loved ones and the family members who live on. 

If you are a family member of one of these fallen and have not received any information regarding our yearly event, please email Gwenn Dennis, Executive Administrator.

We Remember:

Watch these videos of past events:

2021: https://youtu.be/SPe-p-q-_BQ

2020: https://youtu.be/2SeFt2vX7YY

2019:  http://youtu.be/_ZeRBtcK0GU

2018:  https://youtu.be/ZtaaWgxCoo0

2017: https://youtu.be/KulveNESzYQ

2016: https://youtu.be/M_b2xXjhG4w

2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0TIvdmIA7I

2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWB7TQxWxYE

2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SH90epAK7o

One of the Alumni Association and Foundation's Shared Interest Groups is Run to Honor. Started by members of the Class of 1995, Run to Honor strives to honor Naval Academy alumni lost in combat or military operations in service to our Nation – all the names in Memorial Hall. Run to Honor has created a Virtual Memorial Hall – to perpetuate the memory of alumni of the United States Naval Academy who have died in service to their country.

Run to Honor needs input from family and friends to make the Virtual Memorial Hall a success. Please visit www.usnamemorialhall.org and learn more about our fallen. To add information for your family member, please send photos, stories, anecdotes and anything else that will help keep their memories alive to Pat McConnell '02.