UK's Recently Departed Publicly Memorialized

Apr 9, 2012

The University of Kentucky has once again publicly thanked and eulogized every member of the campus community who died this past year during its third annual UK Remembers Memorial Service.

The event featured a rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home” by UK School of Music Professor Dennis Bender, as well as music from Paws and Listen, a UK student accappella group. 

Family, friends and colleagues heard words of comfort from representatives of the school’s student government association, alumni association, faculty and staff senates, as well as UK President Eli Capilouto.

"While the individual light of those who we remember today have been extinguished we remember the ways they touched our lives.  We express gratitude for their commitment, and we honor their contributions to keep bright the light of the promise of that shall never fade from this commonwealth", Capilouto told those assembled outside UK's Main Building.

After the service, attendees were invited to express their thoughts and wishes by signing a special memorial wall which will be displayed on campus in the near future.