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East Central College in Union invites community members to attend a flag raising ceremony in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11.  The event will begin at 7:50 a.m. at the flag poles on the south side of Buescher Hall.  A flag detail comprised of ECC students and staff who have served in the United States military will raise the flag, followed by the trumpet sounding attention and the singing of the National Anthem. 

 

Capt. Aaron Scroggins, United States Marine Corps Reserve, an ECC employee, will announce a moment of remembrance for those who are currently deployed and the significance of  the ceremony.  

 

College President Jon Bauer will offer brief closing remarks. "It is fitting that we take an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans, and especially remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle ,”Bauer said.  “Many of our students are veterans, and we are eager to work with them as they prepare for the academic and career paths that lie ahead.”

 

A Fallen Soldier Table will be set up in the lobby of Buescher Hall leading up to Veterans Day and at a luncheon for ECC students and employees who are veterans or currently serve in the United States military.

 

Lorrie Baird, school certifying official for the Veterans Administration, noted that the table is a universal symbol for prisoners of war or soldiers killed in action and will offer a visual reminder of the sacrifices made by men and women who serve.  “Remembering them honors their sacrifice and that of their families, stated Baird. “It also underscores the importance of the commitment to duty made by the living.”

 

The Fallen Soldier Table is a small table covered by a white tablecloth with a table setting for one.  It also includes an overturned wine glass, a black napkin, a white candle, a lemon wedge, salt and a red rose. They symbolize peace, sorrow, absence, love and bitterness .

 
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