Ivy Tech, NKU Perform National Roll Call
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – This Veterans Day, over 180 colleges and universities nationwide will participate in the “11.11.11 National Roll Call”.
Schools including Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg and Northern Kentucky University will ask student, administrator, and local leaders to read ten to 15 names per person starting at 6:30 a.m. EST.
The participating schools will read all 6,243 names of the service men and women who have fallen in the line of duty in post-September 11, 2001 foreign conflicts. The idea began with student veterans at Eastern Kentucky University.
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NKU will begin reading names on our plaza and continue with a wreath laying ceremony and playing of taps at our flag pole. A one minute moment of silence will be observed at 2:00 p.m.
An image created by NKU Marine veteran student Brad Barker will be showcased (shown below). The image is an American flag collage of photos of the fallen soldiers being honored this Veterans Day.
Eagle 99.3 Chris Bowling contributed to this story.