Remembrance Day

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Date/Time:Friday, 11 Nov 2011 at 8:00 am
Location:Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:Autumn Cartagena,
Phone:515-294-1906
Channel:Memorial Union programs
Categories:Special events
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At 8 a.m., readers will begin announcing the names of 6,200+ casualties of Operation New Dawn from the mezzanine level of Gold Star Hall. At 12:30 p.m., a brief ceremony will be held in the Col. Pride Lounge prior to a national minute of silence at 1 p.m.

Following the 10th anniversary of September 11 tragedy, Iowa State University has joined a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.

On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at more than 100 college and universities across the nation will read the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn.

Each campus participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call will organize its own reading of names and will observe at 1:00 p.m. CST a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence. Readers will begin announcing names at 8:00 a.m. from the mezzanine level of the Gold Star Hall in the Memorial Union. The reading of the names will take more than eight hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order. At 12:30, a brief ceremony will be held in the Colonel Pride Lounge (Memorial Union) leading up to the minute of silence. Volunteers will be passing out yellow ribbons and students will also have an opportunity to remember a loved one who has served or is serving on a wall of honor.