Remembrance Day National Roll Call
This Veteran’s Day, Ashford University is participating in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call, a grassroots effort to honor military men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the September 11th tragedy.
Why the Remembrance Day National Roll Call?
Today on 11/11/11, we join together to honor those who have served and are serving in our nation’s Armed Forces and to remember the fallen. Today, thousands of volunteer readers at nearly 200 colleges and universities across America are reading the entire casualty list from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn. More than 6,300 names will be read at participating campuses, and we will all simultaneously observe a nationwide minute of silence in honor of those lost.
The Remembrance Day National Roll Call has, from its inception, had but one simple objective - to send a strong message to those serving in harm’s way. That message is – “your peers who are here studying under the umbrella of freedom you provide understand and honor your sacrifices and those of your fallen brethren”.
Listen to the Remembrance Day National Roll Call. (Click link and choose open. File is very large.)
Click here for a full transcript of the Remembrance Day National Roll Call
Pay Tribute with a Minute of Silence
We invite you to join us for the Remembrance Day National Roll Call observation of a minute of silence on Friday, November 11 at 11am Pacific in honor of Veteran’s Day.