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McDonogh Remembers: Memorial Court Rededicated

The entire school community gathered with reverence on May 21 for the annual Memorial Day Service and to rededicate Memorial Court. The sacred space, originally dedicated in 1946 to honor McDonogh alumni who lost their lives in World War I and II, has been refurbished to include the names of alumni who died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The ceremony included the raising of the flag, special remarks by Adm. Henry G. Chiles, Jr. ’56, a reciting of The McDonogh Uniform poem, the ceremonial wreath laying and playing of Taps, and the singing of McDonogh’s Alma Mater, written by Robert L. Lamborn ’35, Headmaster from 1952 to 1973. Afterward, guests enjoyed lunch in the Aarsand 1873 Room. Throughout the day, Butch Maisel '72 displayed military artifacts from World War I through the Vietnam War in the Rogers Lobby of the Edward St. John Student Center.