University hosts National Roll Call remembrance

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University hosts National Roll Call remembrance

Nebraska's Memorial Stadium was built in the 1920s as a memorial to those who served in World War I. The university will celebrate a new WWI memorial in the stadium's east concourse on Nov. 11.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

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 2022, 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 Nebraska Union’s Platte River Room.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

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 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 ninth year Nebraska has participated. The Nebraska event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Military and Veterans Success Center.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a long-standing commitment to supporting student veterans, Huskers currently serving in uniform, and military family members. The university recently earned a top-30 ranking in the annual Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2022 survey. And, the university’s support of the military community recently deepened with the launch of the Husker Salute Pledge. The new undergraduate scholarship waives the non-resident portion of tuition, providing in-state tuition for out-of-state veterans, active duty, National Guard, military reserves, their spouses and dependents.

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