Veterans Ceremony and Rededication of Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall, originally built in 1923 to honor the Veterans of World War I, was re-dedicated on Saturday, May 19, in memory of all veterans who have attended Moravian College. The ceremony was held during Alumni Weekend and drew more than 75 veterans and friends to a program featuring Jack Burke ’56, President Ervin J. Rokke, Champ Storch ’56, Ruth Roberts Halperin, professor emeritus of mathematics, and William Matz ’50, ’53. The program concluded with the playing of “Taps” and the unveiling of the plaque, which reads, “Built to honor the sons and daughters of Moravian who served the Great War, 1914-1917, and dedicated May 19, 2001, to remember all of the men and women who have served their country in the armed services.”

Afterwards, many of the veterans in attendance walked as a group in the Alumni Weekend Parade and stayed for the Reunion Lunch in Johnston Hall, where they were again recognized for their service to our country.

Above, veterans gather on the steps of Monocacy Hall following the dedication.

 


Rededication of Memorial Hall.