The Memorial Pavilion provides a place of dignity and respect for graveside services that can be held outdoors in a quiet, peaceful mountain setting, or inside, protected from Colorado's unpredictable extreme weather.
Academy senior staff, graduates, cadets, members of the AOG Board of Directors, and staff gathered at the Academy cemetery May 11, 2007, for the long anticipated ribbon cutting and dedication of the USAFA Memorial Pavilion.
For many years prior to construction, graduates had been trying to build a place to honor fallen comrades and their families with dignity and respect. The project was made possible solely through private funding and donations totaling 4.5 million dollars, facilitated by the AOG.
In November 2011, the Class of 1961 dedicated two new sculptures on the USAFA Cemetery grounds near the Memorial Pavilion -- Airman on the Meadow and Winged Refuge.