Marywood University to Celebrate Veterans Day with Field of Flags and Special Ceremonies
SCRANTON, PA—Marywood University’s Office of Military and Veteran Services and the Student Veteran Alliance will lead activities to honor those who are serving and who have served our country on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at 10 a.m., at the Marywood Veterans Resource Center, 2236 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa., on the university’s campus.
Marywood Cadets from the University of Scranton Royal Warrior Battalion will provide the Color Guard, and five Marywood trumpeters will play “Echo TAPS,” surrounding the more than 6,800 flags, which represent fallen troops from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The event is free and open to the public. The Field of Flags will be on display from November 7 through November 14, 2014.
In addition to the Veterans Day Ceremony, a memorial wall of remembrance will be displayed in the Liberal Arts Center Rotunda. The memorial wall was constructed by Interior Architecture students under the direction of Maria MacDonald, program director of Interior Architecture. The memorial is meant to be interactive, allowing students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to write messages of thanks and to display pictures of loved ones who have served or are currently serving our country.
“Many of our students probably know someone who has served or will be serving,” said Lauren Williams, director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services. “We want the Marywood community and the public to give pause and feel an intimate connection with those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
For more information on Veterans Day activities at Marywood University, visit www.marywood.edu/veterans.