Concord University Honoring Korean War Veterans July 27

For Immediate Release: 
Jul 18 2012

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


ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University will observe Korean War Veteran Recognition Day Friday, July 27 with an outdoor ceremony at 12 noon on the Athens campus. The program will be held at the veteran memorial site located at the flagpoles in front of Marsh Hall (Administration Building.)

Legislation passed by West Virginia lawmakers during the 2012 session (H.B. 4493) declares July 27 as a special memorial day to honor West Virginians who are military veterans of the Korean War.

A wreath presentation ceremony will highlight the program. The event is sponsored by Concord University’s Veterans Committee.

The community is invited to attend. For more information contact Teresa Frey at or 304-384-5226.

A leader in offering a veteran-friendly campus, Concord University has been ranked the nation’s No. 1 four-year college for veterans by Military Times Edge magazine. The “Best for Vets: Colleges 2011” list is based on criteria including academic accreditation, central veterans offices and staff knowledgeable on veterans issues.


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.