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Husson University to Participate in Nationwide Minute of Silence and National Roll Call for Veterans Day

Published on: November 11, 2014

individuals seated for moment of silence

BANGOR, MAINE - As part of a national effort to make Veterans Day on every campus a special time of appreciation and reflection, Husson University will participate in a nationwide “minute of silence” and a national roll call that honors those who have served, those who are serving, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

“Many of us take the freedoms we enjoy every day for granted. We should never forget what our servicemen and women, both past and present, have done for our nation. Veterans Day is a great way to honor the incredible sacrifices made by members of the armed forces and their families to protect our way of life,” said Danielle Leighton, the Veterans Administration certifying official at Husson University.

The event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, on the lower level of the G. Pierce Webber Campus Center with remarks by Husson University President Dr. Robert A. Clark. Sarah Pringle-Lewis, university chaplain will immediately follow Dr. Clark. The Husson University Singers will then perform the National Anthem.

At 1:15 p.m. students from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will share their experiences and stories about military service with everyone in attendance.

This will be followed at 1:45 p.m. with Husson University’s contribution to the National Roll Call. During this roll call, the names of citizen soldiers from the State of Maine who gave their lives to protect this country will be read aloud.

At 2:00 p.m., Husson University will participate, along with the rest of the country in a moment of silence. This coordinated national effort has taken time zones into account so that all participating organizations, regardless of their location, will observe this moment of silence at the exact same moment. 

Present at the event will be Husson University’s Military Honor Tree. Members of Husson’s Bangor campus community are being encouraged to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed and fought for our country by placing a colored ribbon on the tree.
Different color ribbons will express different sentiments:

• RED RIBBONS will honor Husson University students, faculty, staff or community members who are serving or who have served in the armed forces.
• WHITE RIBBONS will be placed on the tree in memory of family members or friends who gave their lives in the line of duty.
• BLUE RIBBONS honor a family member or friend who is currently serving in the military.
• YELLOW RIBBONS express support and thanks to all service members and veterans.
• BLACK RIBBONS recognize family members or friends who were or are prisoners of war (POWs) or missing in action (MIA).
• PURPLE RIBBONS honor Purple Heart recipients who were wounded in action.

Flag pins will be available to anyone who is interested.

Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Marie Hansen, will deliver the closing remarks. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event.

For more information about the event, please contact Danielle Leighton at or call her at 207.941.7034.

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