NAU to honor troops on Veterans Day

Veteran Medal

Northern Arizona University will bring together veterans, soldiers, ROTC cadets, students and civilian volunteers next week to honor the American soldiers who have lost their lives in combat.

NAU’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and the NAU chapter of the Student Veterans of America will honor Veterans Day by participating in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The event will be held in the Student Veteran Center in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, building 33, room 108D.

Andrew Griffin, director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, said the annual event began in 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of post-Sept. 11 conflicts. NAU has participated each year by reading the names of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“For the third year, we come together to send a message to the troops currently serving that we, as a university family, have not forgotten their sacrifices nor those of their fallen brethren,” Griffin said.

More than 80 schools from 33 states will participate in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call, an effort organized by NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education’s Veterans Knowledge Community.

For information, contact Griffin at (928) 523-8555.