Bishop Amat Military Memorial
The Bishop Amat Military Memorial is an alumni-inspired initiative to involve the entire Amat Family; students, faculty, parents, alumni and friends to honor those Lancers who lost their lives while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. The goal is to offer prayers for and acknowledge the supreme sacrifice of Bishop Amat graduates. We also want to offer prayers for and recognize those members of the Amat Family who presently serve or who served.
The formal dedication of the Bishop Amat Memorial Garden took place on Saturday, October 9, 2010.
The Memorial Project comprises four elements.
The FIRST is to identify all Amat military veterans. We invite a response e-mail message from all alumni who served, know of those who served or who are presently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Kevin Rue of the Class of 1971 collects this information. You may contact him via e-mail at BAMM71@gmail.com or call him at (703) 931-3721.
The SECOND is spiritual. This includes praying a special rosary novena for those who have died as well as for those serving. Also, the names of our Amat Fallen Military Heroes, its veterans and those on active duty will be on the altar for the annual Armed Forces Day Mass celebrated in May by the Archbishop of the Military Services at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
The THIRD element is scholarship. Depending upon the alumni response, scholarships in the names of each of the Amat Fallen Military Heroes will be established to provide tuition assistance to students attending Bishop Amat.
The FOURTH was the erection of a physical memorial to commemorate those who made the supreme sacrifice. The Bishop Amat Military Memorial is part of the Bishop Amat Memorial Garden. The garden incorporates the design of the new features of the military memorial (flagpole and base) with the existing Bishop Amat Vietnam Memorial. Around the pentagon-shaped base are individual plaques honoring Bishop Amat High School's fallen military heroes.