The Ultimate Sacrifice

ph-ultimate-sacrificeStanding prominently on the main campus of the University of Connecticut, The Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial honors UConn alumni who have fallen while serving our country. The idea for the memorial came to Myles Martel ’65 during a visit to the campus in 2007. His vision for the memorial was to create a “respectful and lasting tribute to all our alumni who have made and will make ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’.”

The Memorial is an enlarged replica of the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. It is constructed with brick, limestone, and marble—drawn from the same quarry used for the Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial—and features a handcrafted “eternal flame.” View the Memorial Gallery.

Masonry and Labor
Bruce W. Dexter II, Inc.
Danielson, CT
Lighting and Installation
Paquette Electric Co.
Pomfret, CT
“Eternal Flame” created by
Stephen Bradway
Rio Grande, NJ

Thanking Our Donors

The Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial and Roll of Honor were made possible through donations from University of Connecticut alumni and friends of the University. UConn Alumni and the Veterans’ Memorial Committee gratefully acknowledge those who have given their generous support for this project.

Additional donations are welcomed to support the UConn Alumni Veterans Memorial Fund to continue to recognize UConn students and graduates who have fallen during US military service. Donations are used in the researching and keeping current the Roll of Honor and the Veterans Memorial website, and to cover expenses of memorial wreaths on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

If you would like to support these efforts, you may make a donation online.

link to veteran's fund donor list
link to veteran activities and support fund
link to veteran's memorial fund

Veterans’ Memorial Fund Donors

[* Alumni]

Alan Educational Resources, Southington, CT
* Francis X. Archambault Jr. PhD and Barbara A. Pivarnik, PhD, Mansfield
* Douglas Barry and Pamela Barry, San Francisco, CA
* Philip P. Barry and Lena S. Barry, Mansfield
John F. Beckert and Jean E. Beckert, Vero Beach, FL
Burrill Financial Services, Fort Collins, CO
* Ray E. Burrington and Nancy D. Burrington, Manchester, CT
* Philip A. Burton and Jacqueline Burton, Simsbury, CT
* Dennis C. Cavanaugh and JoAnne E. Cavanaugh, Glastonbury, CT
* David F. Clune PhD and Marylynn K. Clune, Wilton, CT
* Bernard M. Cronin and Helen I. Cronin, Boynton Beach, FL
* Dr. Angelo E. Dirienzo and Clair Dirienzo, Derby, CT
* John H. Driscoll, Jr. and Nancy F. Driscoll, Glastonbury, CT
* Peter S. Drotch and Hinda M. Drotch, Framingham, MA
* Don Drunsic and Susan Norman, Reston, VA
* Mary Ann Emely and Dr. Charles H. Emery, Stafford, VA
* Anthony B. Esposito, Vernon, CT
* Lewis A. Geis Jr. and Judith L. Geis, The Villages, FL
* Arthur E. Girard, PhD and Loretta N. Girard, Griswold, CT
* Michael H. Graner PhD and Deborah A. Graner, Gales Ferry, CT
The Hartford Financial Services Grp, Inc., Hartford, CT
Jeffery A. Hathaway and Paula C. Hathaway, South Windsor, CT
* Lt. Col Lawrence A. Herzog, Radcliff, KY
* Cynthia B. Howard and Michael J. Howard, West Hartford, CT
* Jerome E. Howard, West Hartford,CT
* Ann L. Huckenbeck, PhD and Richard E. Huckenbeck, Clayton, NC
* Robert A. Johnson and Kathleen W. Johnson, Centerville, MA
* Eric R. Judge and Mignone C. Simons-Judge, Windsor, CT
* David H. Larson, PhD and Lynda M. Larson, Middletown, CT
* Annette R. Lombardi and Tony Lombardi, New Hartford, CT
* Myles Martel, PhD and Leslie Martel, Cape May, NJ
* Richard D. Mochrie, PhD and Helene B. Mochrie, Cary, NC
* David R. Nunes and Terri S. Nunes, Pembroke Pines, FL
Pfizer Foundation, Princeton, NJ
* Dr. William Papallo, Southington, CT
* Theodore S. Sergi, PhD and Barbara T. Sergi, West Hartford, CT
* Mark R. Shenkman and Rosalind E. Shenkman, Greenwich, CT
* Frank H. Sippy, PhD, Avon, CT
* Robert R. Spillane, PhD and Geraldine S. Spillane, Oakton, VA
* David E. Sturgess and Paula J. Sturgess, Wethersfield, CT
John W. Sullivan and Carol R. Sullivan, Ivoryton, CT
* Gordon W. Tasker and Ruth Tasker, Palm City, FL
* Rosemarie J. Tate, West Hartford, CT
* Gen’l J.J. Went, USMC (Ret) and Mildred C. Went, Fairfax, VA