Honoring those who died for our freedom
Annual ceremony kicks off Memorial Day weekend and encourages participation in the act of national unity on Memorial Day
BACKGROUND: As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, University Health System will honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom in a special observance on the Robert B. Green Campus downtown. The ceremony will include a keynote address; along with the laying of a wreath and the playing of taps.
Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Byron Hepburn, retired Air Force major general and former commander of the 59th Medical Wing; director of the Military Health Institute at UT Health San Antonio
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donald Jenkins, retired Air Force trauma surgeon who led the Joint Trauma Theater Trauma System in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Jenkins is a professor of surgery at UT Health San Antonio who practices in University Hospital’s Level I trauma center
Remarks by current and former military, moment of silence, playing of taps and a wreath displayed at the flagpoles of the Robert B. Green Campus.
10 a.m. Friday, May 26
At the flagpoles outside the Historic Building at the Robert B. Green Campus, 903 W. Martin St