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VIDEO: Commemorating the ultimate sacrifice

President Armacost makes two announcements for Memorial Day; video messages will resume in August

Editor’s noteIn the UND LEADS Strategic Plan, the Affinity core value calls on the University to ‘enhance programs for all faculty and staff that will cultivate a sense of belonging at the University of North Dakota.’

President Armacost’s biweekly videos are intended to help develop just that sense of belonging and connectedness at the University. In addition, the president in today’s video mentions several new memorials on campus that also are meant to add to UND’s shared sense of honor and community. 


From the site of the existing Veterans Honor Wall on the second floor of the Memorial Union, President Andrew Armacost commemorates Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 27.

In this week’s video address, Armacost says to never forget the incredible sacrifices of UND servicemen and servicewomen who have given all in service to our nation.

The Memorial Stadium, a tribute to the UND alumni who lost their lives in World War I, was demolished in 2021, and in its place is the soon-to-be-completed Hyslop at Memorial Village.

But this year, on Veterans Day, UND plans to dedicate a new memorial at the corner of Columbia Road and Second Avenue North – near the new Memorial Village. The display of flags and stone pillars there will feature the names of those 51 alums who died in World War I, Armacost says.

That same day, Nov. 11, UND will dedicate an addition to the Veterans Honor Wall area in the Memorial Union – a place reserved to memorialize the names of UND community members who’ve died in service to the nation.

Armacost wishes everyone a pleasant summer until his video updates resume in August.

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