Students observe Patriot Day at SRU

Published by adviser, Author: Haley Barnes - News Editor, Date: September 10, 2015
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SRU students gathered in the Smith Student Center on Thursday during common hour to sign a pledge in remembrance of September 11, 2001 and in observation of Patriot Day.

Friday September 11, 2015 marks the 14th anniversary of the tragedy that happened in New York City, New York.

The event was sponsored by the Green & White Society and the Student Veteran’s Center.

Students who signed the pledge agreed to take a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., wear red, white and blue on Friday and to honor and respect those who are serving or have served the country.

Commemorative ribbons were distributed as well. 

Students were also able to add their fingerprint to an American flag canvas that the Green & White society provided.

Donations of new school supplies for New Castle schools were also being taken.

Megg Spierto of the Office of Multicultural Development (OMD) explained that the Veteran’s Center is now part of the OMD.

“We’ve sort of absorbed the Veteran’s Center,” she said.

All of the SRU community is encouraged to participate in “Green and White Friday Goes Red, White and Blue” on Friday in observation of September 11 and participate in the campus-wide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m.

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