Red Memorial is April 29

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Red Memorial is April 29

Red memorial
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Students participate in a candlelight vigil honoring Keaton Klein and Clayton Real in 2014. The university will honor students, faculty, staff and alumni who died during the current academic year on April 29.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will host the annual Red Memorial, an annual reflection to remember and celebrate the lives of students, faculty, staff and alumni who died during the current academic year.

The ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. April 29 at Broyhill Fountain on the Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza.

Now in its seventh year, the memorial will include a brief introduction; a musical performance by Alfonzo Cooper, director of recruitment for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; and a moment of reflection led by Adam White, pastor of the Lutheran Center. Later that evening the fountain will be lit red.

The Red Memorial began in 2015 at the request of deceased student Keaton Klein’s family, who’ve had a long-standing wish to turn the fountains red and the lighting began to honor his memory.

The memorial is free and open to the public. Attendees should wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing throughout the ceremony.

For more information on the Red Memorial, contact the Student Affairs at 402-472-3755.

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