Memorial Day Ceremony at UM to Honor Montana Service Members

May 20, 2016

MISSOULA – A Memorial Day ceremony at the Fallen Soldier Memorial on the University of Montana campus will honor Montana’s service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The UM Veterans Education and Transition Services Office, in coordination with members of the American Indian Support and Development Council, organized the event, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

This year, organizers will honor Antonio “Tony” C. Burnside (Many Hides) of the Blackfeet Nation, who was killed in action overseas in 2012. Blackfeet tribal member Kevin Kicking Woman will lead the service with two traditional songs and a prayer. UM graduate student Dustin Monroe will tell Burnside’s story from the perspective of a close friend.

For more information call Shawn Grove, UM Veterans Education and Transition Services Office director, at 406-243-5044 or email shawn.grove@umontana.edu.   

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Contact: Shawn Grove, UM Veterans Education and Transition Services Office director, 406-243-5044, shawn.grove@umontana.edu.