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SU to participate in Remembrance Day National Roll Call on Nov. 12
On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, Syracuse University will join colleges and universities from across the country in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call. The event is designed to honor more than 6,600 servicemen and servicewomen who made the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq) and Operation New Dawn (Afghanistan) since Sept. 11, 2001.
The names of each serviceman and servicewoman killed in each theater will be read by Syracuse University Army and Air Force ROTC cadets, members of the Student Veteran’s Club of America – Syracuse, the Institute for Veterans and Military Familes (IVMF) and SU community members. The roll call begins at 5 a.m. in front of Hendricks Chapel and will be completed at 11 a.m., at the start of the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. A moment of silence will also be observed at 2 p.m. (EST).
The objective behind the Remembrance Day National Roll Call is to do a synchronized reading of all the names of the service members killed in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001. Click here to see which schools will answer the call: http://va.eku.edu/rollcall/pledgelist.
The National Roll Call is sponsored by NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community (VKC) and Student Veterans of America (SVA). NASPA represents more than 12,000 administrators in higher education and SVA over 400 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide
For more information about the roll call, contact Keith Doss, veterans advisor at University College, at 443-0270 or Anthony Keach, president of the Student Veterans Organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.