NAU to honor fallen soldiers with roll call event

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Veterans, soldiers, ROTC cadets, students and civilian volunteers will stand in solidarity next week to honor the fallen American soldiers who have lost their lives in the last 10 years of combat.

Northern Arizona University’s Military and Veterans Center will bring the community together in honor of Veterans Day to participate in Remembrance Day Roll Call on Thursday, Nov. 10. The event will be held in the Health and Learning Center’s third floor lounge, located in the northwest corner of the building.

Participants will read aloud more than 6,300 names of American soldiers who have died in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last decade. The reading will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is expected to last four hours.

NAU’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs also will host a remembrance ceremony on campus at 11 a.m. at the same location in the Health and Learning Center.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to visit at any time during the roll call event Thursday and attend the ceremony Friday.

More than 170 schools from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate in Remembrance Day Roll Call, a nationwide effort organized by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education’s Veterans Knowledge Community.

NAU is the only university in Arizona to participate.

For information, contact Todd Carlson at (928) 523-3989.