Welcome to the Memorial Garden Book of Remembrance
There is, near the geographic heart of the University of Georgia in Athens, a quiet oasis of trees and stone, a place where those of the University community can take a moment's ease and note the inscription that begins "Their Names Shall Live For Evermore." This is the University of Georgia's Memorial Garden, dedicated to the remembrance of those from the University who have given their lives in service to their community, state, and nation.
The Memorial Garden honors and remembers those in the University community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of democracy and their country since 1785, when the University was founded. Most of the honorees are individuals who have died in combat or training, but also include other public servants, such as ambassadors, Peace Corps volunteers, United Nations peacekeepers, and intelligence officers. The purpose of the Memorial Garden is to remember those who have served and fallen. It is apolitical, going beyond issues of whether any particular war was good or bad. It is a tribute to those lost lives: to the men and women who answered when called and who died in the line of duty.