Memorial Dedication Details

Just over 2 years after the untimely passing of Major David L. Brodeur at Kabul Airport, his hometown community, friends, neighbors and businesses have rallied to create a permanent memorial in his honor. The Major David L. Brodeur Memorial Square is being finalized on the campus of Auburn High School and is slated for dedication on October 19, 2013 at 12:00P.M.

The effort to construct the plaza was initiated by the Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation to perpetuate the memory of Major Brodeur and encourage excellence in leadership, service to community and academics. To date, the foundation has raised funding through philanthropic organizations, local business and individuals in order to provide grants and scholarships to Auburn High School students.

The dedication ceremony will include members of David’s family from Massachusetts and Colorado, colleagues from the Air Force and most notably, retired Lieutenant General Dana Atkins under whom Major Brodeur served as an executive officer. Lt. General Atkins is a highly decorated Air Force General who, prior to retirement, served as the Commander of Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Command; Commander, 11th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and Commander, Alaskan North American Defense Region, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Timothy Morse, President of the Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation noted, “The dedication of this memorial is a statement to all who made the ultimate sacrifice that we will never forget. David was liked by everyone he came in contact with. He was a leader, friend and brilliant Air Force Officer. This outdoor memorial plaza and classroom space will serve as an inspiration of those skills forever.”

Details of Dedication weekend:

Friday, October 18 Presentation of Major David Brodeur Foundation Scholarships and Grants
Auburn High School Football Game
Auburn High School: 99 Auburn Street, Auburn, MA
Time: 7:00pm

Saturday, October 19 Memorial Dedication & Ribbon Cutting
Auburn High School: Rear Parking Lot
Time: 12:00 PM

Sunday, October 20 Annual KLEPTO 5k Race/Walk
North American Martyrs Church
8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn, MA
Time: 1:00 PM

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