Names of war dead are being read on campuses
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - November 11, 2011 (WPVI) -- The names of more than 6,000 Americans killed in the war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan are being read on college campuses across the country in a Veterans Day tribute.
The idea for the commemoration started at Eastern Kentucky University, where students began reading the names of the fallen at 6 a.m. The remembrance is being duplicated on 182 other college campuses across the U.S.
National Roll Call coordinator Brett Morris says the names of the U.S. military casualties are being read more than one million times collectively during the day. Morris, who is EKU's associate director for veterans affairs, says since there's no memorial for the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the roll call is a way to recognize their service.
united states, iraq, afghanistan, veterans, national/world
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