Nov. 7, 2011
UW-Stout has joined a nationwide effort to honor American service men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.
On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at about 180 college and universities in all 50 states will read the names of the 6,200-plus casualties as part of Remembrance Day National Roll Call.
Reading will begin at 6 a.m. at UW-Stout’s Clock Tower Plaza, with a color guard, candle-lighting ceremony and reading of the Military Oath by Master Sgt. Carl Rubin of the ROTC program.
Volunteers will read names in 15-minute increments. The reading, in chronological order, is expected to take about eight hours.
To volunteer as a reader, contact the UW-Stout Student Organization Center, 715-232-1772, or stop by the office, 200 Main St.
At 1 p.m. a simultaneous, nationwide minute of silence will be observed. At UW-Stout, it will be followed by speakers John Bensend, a UW-Stout student and president of the Veterans Club, and Lt. Col. Brian Stout, director of the ROTC program at UW-Stout.
At the conclusion of the reading of names, “Taps” will be played and the colors will be retired.
The event is being organized by Bensend, ROTC and UW-Stout Ally Center for Civil Rights and Civic Responsibility.
Editors: For information, contact Bensend at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary McManus, Ally Center, email@example.com.