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JMU salutes veterans


by Janet Smith

 

American flag graphic states 125,000 stars, 32,500 stripes

James Madison University is recognizing veterans of the armed forces with an extensive flag display on the Quadrangle Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

Members of the university’s Army ROTC Duke Battalion, Air Force ROTC, Student Veterans Association and Veteran Scholars Task Force placed about 2,500 small American flags, donated by Home Depot, on the prominent campus location in front of Wilson Hall.

The students placed the flags beginning at 7 a.m. and will remove them about 4 p.m. to honor flag etiquette.

JMU is currently home to approximately 250 students who have served in various branches of the service.

Veterans Day commemorates and honors military service and marks the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918.

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Nov. 11, 2015

Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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