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Happy (Belated) Veteran’s Day!

 Written by    November 14, 2012

How do you choose to honor them?

ROTC members running American & POW-MIA flags

As I was walking across the Oval to class last Thursday, I slowed for a moment to see what the commotion was, spying a crowd of uniformed people as well as several tents and flags in front of Bricker Hall. As it turns out, the OSU ROTC was holding their annual Memorial Rock Ceremony and Veteran’s Day Silent Run, something that they do each year to remember the 900+ OSU alumni who have lost their lives fighting for our country. Cadets switched in and out, running the American flag and a POW-MIA flag around the Oval (pictured above) from 6am until 6pm that evening.

Another cool event that happened this weekend included the Mens’ and Women’s Basketball games on Friday. Both games were played on the deck of the USS Yorktown, a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier, in honor of Veteran’s Day.

I thought that these were a awesome reminders before Veteran’s Day weekend to see these men and women honoring those who have served, and it helped remind me to remember that Veteran’s Day is so much more than just a long weekend or day off of classes. I think that even though Veteran’s Day has come and gone this year, it’s important to remember the sacrifices that people have made in order to keep this nation great. Several of my own family members are veterans of the Marines, Army, and Navy, and I’m sure you also know friends or family who have served – this week, take a moment to thank them for their service. They definitely deserve it.



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