USNA Virtual Memorial Hall:About

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
"Dedicated to the honor of those alumni who have been killed in action defending the ideals of their country. With immortal valor and the price of their lives these proved their love of country their loyalty to the high traditions of their alma mater by inscribing with their own blood the narrative of their deeds above, on, and underneath the sevens seas. They have set the course. They silently stand watch wherever Navy ships ply the waters of the globe."
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This site exists to perpetuate the memory of alumni of the United States Naval Academy who have died in service to their country. As President Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address,

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.

This site demands input from friends, family, classmates, and shipmates of the fallen. No team of historians could possibly provide the nuanced understanding of who these men and women were. Stories and anecdotes, no matter how trivial, will help us learn. Please contribute. Each piece furthers the completion of the mosaic.

This effort was created and is maintained by Run To Honor, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to honor and remember those Naval Academy alumni lost in combat or military operations in service to our nation. Run To Honor and this site are not affiliated with either the Naval Academy or the Naval Academy Alumni Association. Please consider supporting this project and Run To Honor.

If you have any questions, comments, or any other correspondence please contact Patrick McConnell, USNA '02.

This site was featured in a wonderful article on November 24, 2017 in the Annapolis Capital Gazette.