University of Phoenix will plant 10,000 flags on the lawn of the Phoenix campus location on Tuesday, May 25th.
The school has a tradition of commemorating Memorial Day by planting American flags spelling out a message as a reminder of the holiday’s true meaning. For 2021, 10,000 flags will spell out, “Always Remember.” And on May 28, the flags will be collected to donate to local military cemeteries.
“At University of Phoenix, the flag-planting event has become a tradition for students, alumni and staff to honor those who lost their lives in service to our country,” said Brian Ishmael, vice president of military veteran affairs and strategic government partnerships.
The school will hold a virtual event at 10 a.m. on May 28.
The Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers, a photographic war memorial honoring post 9 /11 military, will be displayed together with the planting.
“While most people recognize that Memorial Day is a military holiday, it is important to understand that it is a solemn day of remembrance,” said Ishmael. “We encourage the public to join our events or create their own tributes. The important thing is that we never forget our fallen heroes.”