MMA’S ANNUAL MEMORIAL Re-dedication Ceremony and remembrance of Trenton Lloyd-Rees ’19 was held on October 18. The memorial plaza, located behind the Alfond Center, includes a ship’s gun and a granite monument with plaques listing MMA alumni lost at sea, gifted by the Classes of 1949 and 1962. This year’s event was carried out by the Regiment of Midshipmen and focused on the recent loss of Lloyd-Rees in a Gulf of Mexico shipboard accident in August.
After remarks by Regimental Command, President Brennan reminded the audience that the 50 caliber gun was used to train midshipmen for World War II and has resided on campus since. “It is a tangible symbol of why MMA was founded,“ he said. “May we never forget the names who are memorialized here.” Commandant John Cashman charged the Class of 2024 with carrying on the tradition of annual recognition and respecting the memorial as hallowed ground.
In his eulogy for Lloyd-Rees, TS State of Maine Chief Engineer Sandy Cameron ’84, said, “He was a newly appointed Midshipmen Chief Engineer… and his positive attitude and quick wit made for a refreshing break to our sometimes exhausting days. He so positively influenced those around him.”
The ceremony concluded with a 21-gun salute and four buglers who played Taps.█