URI to participate in Roll Call Day of Remembrance Nov. 11

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KINGSTON, R.I. – October 25, 2011 — University of Rhode Island faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends will honor the 6,284 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to date in the Global War on Terrorism on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The public is invited to participate.

URI joins 157 other colleges and universities representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C that will be participating in the National Roll Call Day of Remembrance.

The program will be held in the University’s Swan Hall, Agnes G. Doody Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road, Kingston, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A one-minute moment of silence will take place at 2 p.m.

The URI Supports Student Veterans committee in cooperation with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Veterans Knowledge Community is coordinating the remembrance.

Volunteers are needed to read names, comfort friends and family, or assist with the event. In addition, two people who can wear military uniforms are needed to serve as honor guards. They will stand behind the reading of names for 30-minute rotations.

Anyone interested in helping should send an email with contact information, volunteer position of interest and an idea on the amount of time and/or time frame that they can donate to either Christine Dolan, School of Education/Providence Campus Special Programs Office at Christine@uri.edu or Katrina Dorsey, Office of Student Life at katrinad@uri.edu.

NOTE: The names of the fallen will be on display on the first floor of the URI Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons, 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston from Monday, Nov. 7 to Friday, Nov. 11.