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11/05/2012

Student Veterans Will Read Names of Carolina Casualties on Nov. 8

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 On Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 8, campus and community volunteers at more than 100 college and universities will read the names of all the 6,600-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn.
 This year, the 100 current Winthrop student veterans have worked to organize simultaneous reading of names of those from North and South Carolina who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Frank Ardaiolo
ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Student Veterans Association will join a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq, Afghanistan and associated theaters of operations these past 11 years.

On Veterans Day observed at Winthrop on Thursday, Nov. 8, campus and community volunteers at more than 100 college and universities across the nation will read the names of all the 6,600-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn.

This year, the 100 current Winthrop student veterans have worked to organize simultaneous reading of names of those from North and South Carolina who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

A formal remembrance ceremony will be held at the Amphitheater starting at 10:45 a.m. to honor all veterans. This will be followed at 11 a.m. by the readings of the fallen brethren from the Carolinas. The eleven o’clock hour is the solemn time the armistice went into effect ending World War I in 1918.

Today America also remembers veterans following the recent 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America and their sacrifice is honored by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, according to Frank Ardaiolo, Winthrop’s vice president for student life.

Helping coordinate the event are Michael Widrich, past president, and Jeremy Nasekos, the current and newly elected president of the Student Veterans Association. For more information, contact Widrich at 803/280-7775.

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