You don’t have to walk far on the campus of Emory & Henry College to find someone who has served their country in the armed forces.
Numerous current and former students as well as members of the E&H, staff and faculty have at one time or another put on a military uniform in support of the freedoms that we value every day. To pay honor to these men and women, the College will hold a Veterans Day program Nov. 11 at 1p.m. at the newly constructed Alumni Plaza.
The celebration will include the singing of the National Anthem by the E&H Concert Choir, and current student Aaron Gilespie will play “Taps.” Dr. Charles Sydnor, a former E&H president whose father served in the Navy, will give a short speech spotlighting the importance of military service to people of the E&H community and beyond.
Richard Aylor, president of the E&H Student Government said, “We felt like we needed to have something to recognize their efforts for risking their lives for our country. We thought Veterans Day would be the perfect time.”
The event is sponsored by the E&H Student Government and the Powell Resource Center and is open to all veterans.
Emory & Henry students will have the opportunity to pick up a yellow remembrance ribbon in the cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the event. The ribbons also will be given out at the program.
In 2009, Emory & Henry College was named one of the top “military friendly” schools in the nation by G.I. Jobs.
If you need more information about the event or if you know of a veteran that you would like remembered at the event, contact Jill Smeltzer with the Powell Resource Center at email@example.com or student organizer Richard Aylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.