News Gc To Host Remembrance Day Roll Call - Garrett College

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Campus News

October 16th, 2018

GC to host Remembrance Day Roll Call

On November 9, 2018, Garrett College will take part in a nationwide effort to honor American service men and women who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade by holding a Remembrance Day National Roll Call. The event will be held in the GC auditorium located on the McHenry campus.

This is a special time of appreciation and reflection, honoring those who have served and are serving, as well as the fallen. During this commemoration, campus and community volunteers from many colleges and universities across the nation will read the names of over 6,900 casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn.

The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. with volunteers reading names of the fallen. "The reading of the names will take nine hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order," said Kathy Fauber, financial aid and veteran’s affairs counselor at GC. "We hope members of the community will consider participating in this effort to recognize those who serve so unselfishly and have paid the highest price for our country."

At 2 p.m. Garrett College will join other participating colleges in a nationwide simultaneous "minute of silence". Following the nationwide minute of silence, Cecil Glotfelty and Marci McClive will play "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes. A closing ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 10077.

For those who are interested in reading names in the Roll Call or for more information on this event, please contact Fauber at 301-387-3057 or kathy.fauber@garrettcollege.edu.