Red Memorial service is April 20

Red Memorial service is April 20

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 20.

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

The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. April 20 at Broyhill Fountain on the Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza.

The Red Memorial began in 2015 at the request of deceased student Keaton Klein’s family. Klein had a long-standing dream to turn the fountains red and the lighting began to honor his memory. The memorial will include brief remarks, a musical performance by the Rwandan Choir, a moment of reflection, lighting of Broyhill Fountain, and a balloon release.

The memorial service is free and open to the public.

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