Full Sail’s annual Memorial Day Celebration saw students, faculty, and staff gather on the walkway near FS2 on Friday to remember the men and women who have died serving our country. Although the event started soberly with a memorial ceremony, there was plenty of fun and celebrating as well. The opening ceremony included live music by Full Sail staff members Marcus Ealy and Joel Pickering and heartfelt speeches from staff member Troy East, Ret. Col. Mike Pendergast, and Full Sail President Garry Jones.
The event included food, music, prizes, and a dunk-a-veteran tank. Clubs and veteran associations came out to show their support and networked with attendees. On display were memorial walls for fallen soldiers along with an artwork area where students could paint and draw during the festivities. One of the highlights of the event was the field of flags, where 2,217 individual flags were displayed to represent and thank each Full Sail students who has served in the military.
Check out a few photos from the event below.