Institute remember military service members on Memorial Day

In an email sent to the MIT community on May 24, Interim Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate and Graduate Education and Course 16 Professor Daniel Hastings SM ’78 PhD ’8 called for the community to “salute the Amercians who have given their lives in defense of our nation.”

Hastings noted the Institute’s “deep tradition of national service and an ongoing commitment to national security,” citing the ROTC program and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Hastings encouraged members of the community to walk through the Memorial Lobby, more commonly known as Lobby 10. The names of alumni service members who gave their lives during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are engraved into the walls. 

In his note, Hastings also highlighted the efforts of the Student Veteran Success program, which is  “working on a project to identify alumni who were killed in action while serving post-Vietnam War.”