Concord University Joining Remembrance Day National Roll Call

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 09 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University will participate in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. The nationwide grass-roots effort honors American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade and follows the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy.

The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Concord’s participation is coordinated by the University’s Veterans Committee.

Members of the Concord community will join volunteers at more than 100 colleges and universities across the nation in reading the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn.

Reading of the names on each campus will take nearly eight hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order. Concord’s reading will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gazebo near the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center. A simultaneous nationwide moment of silence will be observed by all schools at 11 a.m. P.S.T. (2 p.m. at Concord). Organizers of the event hope to have students from at least one school in every state participate.

For more information on this event or the veterans program at Concord University, contact Veterans Coordinator Lisa Spencer at, 1-304-384-5339 or 1-888-384-VETS (8387).


Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.