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Falvey Library Honors Veterans for their Heroism, Service, and Sacrifice

The memorial above rests in front of John Barry Hall, Villanova University.

“With profound respect, we salute all the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen from Villanova who sacrificed their lives in the defense of the nation. Their legacy of fidelity and valor abides forever ‘neath the spires of St. Thomas.” —The surviving Veterans of the Second World War (1999)

This Memorial Day and every day, Falvey Library honors those who have died in service to this country.



Foto Friday: Stories of Service

Frank Falcone, Capt. USN (ret.), Director of Professional Development and Experiential Education, talks with a ROTC student at the launch of the Villanova Veterans History Project on Nov. 12. Falcone is one of 17 alumni veterans who have shared their stories of service through digital recordings.

Kallie Stahl ’17 MA is Communication and Marketing Specialist at Falvey Memorial Library. Photo courtesy of Shawn Proctor, Communication and Marketing Program Manager.

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How We Help: Honoring Our Military Heroes

Villanova Veterans Voices Postcard

Villanova’s strong connection to service is reflected in the University’s proud tradition of military service.

Its Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp includes more than 90 Navy and Marine Corps midshipmen, under the advisement of a staff of highly trained and motivated sailors and marines. The program has produced more Navy Admirals and Marine Corps Generals than any other institution outside of the Naval Academy. The University also has an Army ROTC program, which trains and produces top level Cadets to serve as Army officers.

The University’s Office of Veterans and Military Members and Falvey Memorial Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department are collaborating on a Villanova Veterans History Project called “Lest We Forget: The Villanova Veterans History Project” that will capture the unique voices and stories of veterans with connections to Villanova through digital recordings. It also features an interactive memorial map that honors Villanovans who have died in service to their country.

“Through extensive research and collaboration, our team created an interactive memorial map that will memorialize and remember the service of these Villanovans. In doing so, we hope to educate present and future generations about the cost of freedom and Villanova’s legacy of service,” said Michael Brown, Director of Villanova’s Office of Veterans and Military Service Members and an Army Veteran.

The launch of the digital project will be celebrated in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4:30–7 p.m. The launch event will feature several project participants and Villanova University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members and Falvey Memorial Library.

Visit the digital project online at


Event to Honor Villanova’s Veterans

The Villanova Community and friends are cordially invited to join us at the event, “Lest We Forget: The Villanova Veterans History Project Launch and Reception” on Tuesday, November 12 from 4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner. Please join us to honor Villanova’s Veterans!

Villanova's Veterans Voices event poster



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Last Modified: October 23, 2019