‘Choose not to forget’: UCD pays tribute to war dead
Abby Rowland, a student veteran at UC Davis, reads names of fallen Aggies during a ceremony in front of the Memorial Union on Thursday. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo
Names matter. And for a while, at least, on Thursday evening, “the MU” became the Memorial Union again.
More than 100 people listened as young veterans read aloud the names of UC Davis students and alumni who died while serving their country. A trumpeter sounded taps in their honor.
World War II combat veteran Francis Resta said in his keynote address that the upcoming Memorial Day holiday resonates with few Americans — “It’s just somebody else’s memories.” Continue Reading