We are very grateful to our Landon School veterans, past, present, and future, for their remarkable service to our nation and the world. Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving their country in the U.S. military. It is a day also to honor veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
We are delighted to announce Landon School will erect a Veterans Memorial to be located on the hill overlooking Bordley Stadium. Inspired by the establishment of the Veterans Memorial, William "Billy" J. Scott II '83, Thomas "Tommy" W. Scott '85, and Lawrence L. Lamade '65 have made a significant gift to ensure the Landon School Veterans Memorial will be developed in coordination with Landon's Campus Master Plan.
The Scotts will honor their father, William "Bill" W. Scott, for his military service. Bill Scott served in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Captain, and is a retired lawyer who is now a Landon faculty member in the Upper School History department. Billy Scott also served in the Marine Corps and was a combat veteran in Iraq and Kuwait with the 2d Marine Division. He retired as a Captain in 1992 and now works in financial services.
Lawrence L. Lamade '65 served as a Naval officer from 1969 to 1972 earning the rank of Lieutenant. President Ronald Reagan nominated Lawrence L. Lamade as General Counsel of the Navy. Larry Lamade will honor his father, Captain John D. Lamade, USNA '32. Captain Lamade was awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second-highest military award, for "extraordinary heroism" in combat operations on October 25, 1944, in the battle of Leyte Gulf. His citation reads, "Commander Lamade's outstanding courage and determination were at all times inspiring and in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Additionally, we honor Peter "Jerry" J. FitzGerald '50, who inspired the Landon School Veterans Memorial. Jerry, feeling compelled in 2019 to honor all veterans, engaged the School administration and Board of Trustees to formally establish the memorial. Dedicated to serving his country, Jerry was commissioned in the United States Navy, achieving Lieutenant Junior Grade. With Jerry's passing in June of 2021, family and friends made donations to the Veterans Memorial, honoring Jerry. Landon School will recognize Jerry with a plaque of remembrance for his inspiration for this memorial. The FitzGerald family and Jerry, through his planned giving as a member of the Landon Legacy Society, will also commit a campaign gift to further support this memorial. We thank Jeremy FitzGerald P'83 '86, GP' 13 '19 '21, Martha Blair and Chip FitzGerald '83 P'13, Laura and John FitzGerald '86, and Brad and Tina FitzGerald McPherson P'19 P'21 for their collective support.
Committed to personal integrity and honor, Landon School is proud to honor our veterans with this meaningful addition to our campus. The Veterans Memorial will serve as a place of reflection and the American flag will be an integral part of the memorial which will be the focus of attention of players and spectators during the playing of the National Anthem for all athletic events played in or near the stadium.
Our deepest thanks to our generous benefactors who are helping us realize our strategic vision to enhance our campus. If you would like to contribute to this Veterans Memorial, you may make a gift here and indicate Veterans Memorial on the in the honor of line. If you would like to explore making a meaningful gift to you and Landon, please contact Director of Development Peter J. Gallo, Ph.D., at email@example.com or 301-320-1004.