Marywood University to Celebrate Veterans Day with Field of Flags for the Fallen Campaign and Special Ceremonies
SCRANTON, PA (October 30, 2017)—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 Friday, November 10, 2017, at 11 a.m., at the Field of Flags, in Tree Stadium, next to Marywood’s Veterans Resource Center, 2236 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa., on the University’s campus.
Marywood trumpeters will play “Echo TAPs,” surrounding the more than 7,000 flags, which represent fallen troops from the Global Wars on Terrorism in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. The event is free and open to the public. The Field of Flags will be on display from November 6 through November 13, 2017.
In addition to the Veterans Day ceremony, a memorial wall of remembrance will be displayed at Marywood’s Veterans Resource Center. Community members are encouraged to send letters, notes, and leave comments on the remembrance wall, which will be transported to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.
Christine Black, director of the office of military and veteran services at Marywood University, said, “Veterans Day gives the Marywood community and the public the opportunity to pray, reflect, and honor those who have served or are serving, as well as those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
For additional information on Veterans Day activities at Marywood University, please visit www.marywood.edu/veterans.