Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) November 09, 2011
Following the 10th anniversary of September 11 tragedy, Charlotte School of Law has joined a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, campus and community volunteers at more than 180 college and universities across the nation, including CharlotteLaw, will read the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn. The CharlotteLaw event is organized by the School’s Military Advocacy Law Society.
The reading of the names will take nearly eight hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order. CharlotteLaw’s Military Advocacy Law Society will hold a brunch for invited Charlotte-area veterans at the Suttle Avenue campus. The day will begin with a Color Guard provided by the UNCC Army ROTC. Throughout the day there will also be veterans who will speak to their experience in the military.
Each campus participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call will organize its own reading of names and observe a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence at 2 p.m. Currently more than 137 schools in 48 states, plus the District of Columbia, have agreed to participate in the event.
The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals. The Veterans Knowledge Community mission is to advocate for best practices to help student veterans transition to college and succeed. As the National Roll Call sponsor, the goal of VKC is to have at least one institution in each of the 50 states participate in the event.
“We wanted to rally campus communities across the nation to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen,” said Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator.
“The reading of individual names is very poignant because it emphasizes the significance of each and every life lost,” said Morris, a retired Army officer and the associate director for veteran’s affairs at Eastern Kentucky University. “Like the names inscribed at the new 9-11 Memorial in New York, each of the fallen deserve to be remembered for their sacrifice. There is no effort to raise money or promote individual programs. The event is simply to honor those who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.”
About Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte School of Law, fully accredited by the American Bar Association, offers a student-centered orientation that focuses on the hands-on learning needed to equip graduates with leadership, management and interpersonal skills needed for career success. As the only law school in North Carolina’s most populous city, Charlotte School of Law offers full-time and part-time day programs as well as an evening part-time program for working professionals. On the Web at http://www.charlottelaw.edu.