The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will join campuses nationwide in a moment of silence at 1 p.m. on Veterans Day, as they honor American men and women who died in service to their country.
The moment of silence is part of National Roll Call 2021, a Veterans Day remembrance. The university will participate in National Roll Call with an event beginning at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Platte River Room in Nebraska Union.
The event is free and open to the public, and guests have two options to participate. They can join through Zoom or attend in person. Seating is limited and those in attendance must follow the university’s COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks while indoors.
The National Roll Call will begin with the presentation of the colors by the ROTC Joint Color Guard, national anthem and opening remarks. At 1 p.m., there will be a moment of silence in remembrance of those who have been lost.
Volunteers then will read the names of nearly 5,000 Nebraskans who have perished in wars since World War I. Readers include students, faculty, staff, veterans, members of the ROTC, active duty military and dependents. The reading is expected to last more than four hours.
National Roll Call is a grassroots remembrance and observance carried out by colleges and universities across the United States. This is the eighth year Nebraska has participated. The Nebraska event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Military and Veterans Success Center.