Marywood University to Celebrate Veterans Day with Field of Flags for the Fallen Campaign and Special Ceremonies
SCRANTON, PA (November 3, 2016)-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 11, 2014, 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 Cadets from the University of Scranton Royal Warrior Battalion will provide the Color Guard, and Marywood trumpeters will play “Echo TAPS,” surrounding the nearly 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 7 through November 14, 2016.
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 Marywood’s 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 the opportunity to write messages of thanks and to display pictures of loved ones who have served or are currently serving our country. The wall of remembrance will be on display from November 7-11, 2016.
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, visit www.marywood.edu/veterans.