Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,

As we pause on Monday in the United States to celebrate Memorial Day, let us pray for and remember all those men and women — especially the members of the ND family — who lost their lives in service to our country. May we never forget their ultimate sacrifices, and may we pray that God comforts and consoles their families, friends, and loved ones, now and forever. As a mom with two sons who have chosen military paths, one in the Air Force and another in Navy ROTC at Notre Dame, I have an especially great deal of admiration and respect for our servicemen and servicewomen, and the numerous sacrifices they make, both large and small. May God guide them and keep all of them safe from harm.

As you may have seen earlier this week, the University announced tentative plans to begin on-campus classes the week of August 10, forgo fall break, and conclude the semester prior to Thanksgiving. Of course, these plans are contingent upon a number of factors and several complex protocols are still being discussed in order to protect the health and well-being of the entire campus community.

May we continue to pray for all fighting on the front lines to bring an end to the pandemic and those working day and night to find solutions that will keep us safe.

Yours in Notre Dame,
Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association
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