Concord University Honoring Purple Heart Recipients Aug. 7

For Immediate Release: 
Aug 02 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 Purple Heart Recognition Day Tuesday, Aug. 7 with a brief outdoor ceremony at 12 noon on the Athens campus. The program will be held in front of the Marsh Memorial Carillon which is located atop Marsh Hall (Administration Building.)

Legislation passed by West Virginia lawmakers during the 2012 session designates Aug. 7 as a special memorial day to honor West Virginians who were wounded or killed in action while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

A moment of silence will be observed at 12 noon. The event is sponsored by Concord University’s Office of Veterans Affairs.

The community is invited to attend. For more information contact Lisa Spencer, veterans coordinator, at or 304-384-5339.

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.