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11/04/2015

Write a Note, Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round a Tree for Veterans Day

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 The actual ceremony will be at common time Nov. 12 so that more people can attend.
 Students can also stop by the DIGs lobby on Nov. 5 and 9 during certain hours to write notes of thanks to veterans.

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ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Winthrop University celebrates its veterans next week with several projects and a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.

Though Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 this year, the Resource Center for Adult Students and the Student Veterans of Winthrop organization will commemorate the day with a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 12, during common time so that more people can attend.

On Nov. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. on the front steps of Byrnes Auditorium, the ceremony will feature speaker Joseph Medlin, a York County Veterans Service Officer. It will also include the posting of colors and a reading of the names of service men and women from North and South Carolina who lost their lives in recent conflicts.

The Winthrop community can say “thank you” to veterans in other ways next week:

Write a Thank You Note – Show your appreciation by writing a note of thanks that will be displayed along with American flags on Veterans Day on Scholars Walk. Note-writing days and times are Nov. 5 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Nov. 9 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the DiGiorigio Campus Center Lobby.

Dedicate a Tree – At the same as note-writing, people can honor a veteran with a $5 suggested donation to have a yellow ribbon placed around a tree on campus with a note of dedication. All donations will go directly to the Hidden Wounds Foundation on behalf of the Student Veterans of Winthrop organization.

Additionally, many local and national businesses will offer active military and veterans free meals on Nov. 11. The Resource Center for Adult Students has partnered with the following local restaurants to have meals brought to campus for student veterans:

* Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Lunch provided by Sub Station II and Penn Station Subs at noon. Dinner provided by Fatz Café starting at 5:45 p.m.
* Thursday, Nov. 12 – Lunch provided by Groucho’s following the ceremony

Nova's Bakery has also provided bread.

The center will serve up to 50 student veterans at the Student Veterans Center, located in Bancroft Hall, during each meal on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact the center at 803/323-4784.


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