October 23, 2017
Remembrance Day Roll Call to be held at Garrett College
On November 10, 2017, 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 in the auditorium located on the McHenry campus.
During this commemoration, campus and community volunteers from many colleges and universities across the nation will read the names of the 6,900-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn. The names of our fallen from the 1st Gulf War will also be read this year.
The program will begin at 7:00 a.m. as volunteers step to the podium to begin reading names of the fallen. Coordinator for this event is Kathy Fauber, Garrett College Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs Counselor. “The reading of the names will take over nine hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order. 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. eastern standard time, all colleges involved in the National Roll Call will participate in a nationwide simultaneous “minute of silence”. At Garrett College this will be followed by Cecil Glotfelty playing ‘Amazing Grace’ on bagpipes. Closing ceremony will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.