Thursday, November 3, 2011

Community invited to participate in GCC reading the names of the 6,200-plus casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

To volunteer to be a reader, please call Kathryn A. Denner at 540/423-9123 or email her at

Members of the community are encouraged to join Germanna students, faculty and staff in a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.
On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at more than 170 college and universities across the nation will spend eight hours reading the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, now called Operation New Dawn.
The reading of the names will take nearly eight hours to complete as readers announce the names in chronological order.
Each GCC campus (both at Locust Grove and Fredericksburg) participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call will organize its own full day of reading of names. At the two Germanna campuses, the readings will begin at 8:45 a.m.

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