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TODAY: CAL U JOINS VETERANS DAY ROLL CALL

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Contact:
Robert Prah
724-938-4076
veterans@calu.edu

Posted on October 31, 2011

Cal U will mark Veterans Day on Nov. 11 by participating in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call.

The names of the more than 6,200 military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 10 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be read outside the Natali Student Center and at schools nationwide starting at 8 a.m.

At 2 p.m., Cal U will join with these schools for a minute of silence to honor the fallen service members.

The Roll Call is expected conclude at approximately 4 p.m.

Names will be read in chronological order.

The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health and sustainability of student affairs professionals.

At Cal U, the event is being organized by the Veterans Club.

The University is inviting the relatives and friends of fallen service members to participate in the Roll Call by reading the name of their loved one.

“We want to rally our campus and local communities to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that we have not forgotten their service and sacrifice, and we certainly have not forgotten the fallen,” said Robert Prah, a captain in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and director of Veterans Affairs at Cal U.

“The reading of each individual name is extremely powerful because it emphasizes the significance of each and every life lost in the last 10 years.”