Terre Haute, Indiana – Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley will join the Remembrance Day National Roll Call project to honor American service men and women in hosting simultaneous ceremonies across the nation on Veterans Day.
On Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at 85 colleges and universities in 33 states across the nation will recognize the names of fallen. Each campus has organized its own ceremony to recognize those who have served, are serving, and those who died in service to the nation. In Terre Haute, Jamie Hicks, a student who is a veteran, will read the names of the fallen soldiers from the Terre Haute area. All participating campuses will observe a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (2 p.m. on the Terre Haute campus EST).
The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals. The Veterans Knowledge Community (VKC) mission is to advocate for best practices to help student veterans’ transition to college and succeed. The National Roll Call began in 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of the post 9-11 conflicts.
Dr. Brett Morris, a retired Army officer and the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We want to rally campus communities across the nation to send a message to the troops currently serving – that we, as a national body of students, have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of their fallen brethren.”