Naval War College to Dedicate Memorial to Holy Cross Alumni

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Naval War College in Newport, R.I., will dedicate memorial flagpoles in honor of the thousands of Holy Cross men and women who have served as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.  The ceremony will take place at the Naval War College on September 27 at 2 p.m., as part of the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for McCarty Little Hall.

The memorial to Holy Cross alumni consists of 60 foot nautical flagpoles and surround.  It was funded with $30,000 contributed by the late Edward J. Brennan (Holy Cross class of 1952), James E. Hayes (Holy Cross class of 1952) and James T. Larkin (Holy Cross class of 1953).  Brennan and Hayes served in the Navy; Larkin was in the Marine Corps.

The Holy Cross NROTC color guard will participate in the ceremony, along with College officials and alumni.  Holy Cross counts among its alumni three Medal of Honor winners who served in either the Navy or Marine Corps.