Memorial Day Events 5/23-26

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Memorial Day is… is a campaign founded by student veterans at the University of Washington to recognize the sacrifices of those killed in action while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Honoring 2nd Lieutenant Travis A. Morgado

Each year we honor one member of the UW community who lost their life in defense of our country. The 2016 ceremony will honor 2nd Lieutenant Travis A. Morgado, UW class of 2009.

Travis graduated with his degree in Civil Engineering and went on to serve in the United States Army to give back for the opportunities that he was given. On May 23, 2012, Travis was killed while on patrol in the Zharay district of Afghanistan.

Please join us as we honor the sacrifice of Travis and the thousands of others who have been killed in action while serving our country.


4,424 Flag Covered Lawn


Mon. May 23 | 0800

HUB Lawn

Each year, we lay thousands of flags across the HUB Lawn to raise awareness for the number of servicemembers that have been killed in action while serving in the armed forces. 2016 will honor the 4,424 servicemembers killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. To volunteer to be a part of the events, go to


Finding Healing in Death and Grieving


Mon. May 23 | 1600

HUB 332

wear blue: run to remember’s co-founder, Lisa Hallett, will speak about how she used running to cope with the loss of her husband and how her organization has started a nation-wide movement.


ROTC Joint Service Review / Reception


Tues. May 24 | 1400-1700

Mt. Rainier Vista / HUB Lyceum

Join UW ROTC as they celebrate as they remember the fallen for Memorial Day and celebrate the outstanding cadets and midshipmen.


Memorial Day is… 5k


Wed. May 25 | 1600

HUB Lawn

As part of the 2016 Memorial Day is… campaign, Husky Veterans, Student Veteran Life, and UW ROTC in partnership with wear blue: run to remember will be hosting our first ever Memorial 5k. Join us for a run, walk, or anything in between. To register for the race, click here.


Memorial Day is… Ceremony


Thurs. May 26 | 1200

HUB Lawn

The Memorial Day is… program culminates in a ceremony to be held on the HUB Lawn featuring members of the UW veteran community and friends and family of honoree UW alum 2nd Lieutenant Travis Morgado.


Student Veteran Life

Husky Union Building, Room 327

4001 E. Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

phone 206.221.0830 / email vetlife