In September 2016, a group of Calvert Hall Alumni who served in Vietnam were visiting and had the great idea of creating a memorial to those who have previously served. This memorial is made in honor of all members of the United States Armed Forces, but especially those that are Alums. There will also be a digital display inside the main entrance of Keelty Hall. This display will show numerous Calvert Hall alums and their military careers.
The initial group of veterans eventually became the Tribute Advocacy Group (TAG), which has 36 members today. They are working today to assist CHC in the creation of the memorial, to ensure that it is respectful, well-made, and worthy of the people who fought for our country. These veterans were members of the class of 1965.
The proposal was welcomed by the Office of Advancement and through a series of meetings, planning the project and getting the approval of Brother John Kane. “Since our founding in 1845, thousands of Calvert Hall graduates have gone on to serve our country in the military and too many have given their lives in that service. Over the last 173 years so many have found themselves in faraway places often in the most difficult of circumstances. This tribute to our graduates who have served, and in particular those who gave their lives for our country, is our way of saying thank you for all who have sacrificed and to recognize their service.” said Brother John.
It is planned to be erected near the Keelty Hall parking lot where all those who enter can see it. The digital display will be installed soon after.