UWRF Recognizes Veterans with a Week of Events

Oct. 31, 2011--The University of Wisconsin-River Falls will recognize and honor veterans with a week of events, culminating with a pair of events on Veterans Day Nov. 11.

A care package drive for troops will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Heritage Hall of the University Center on campus each day from Nov. 7-11. Donations sought include non-perishable snacks, athletic equipment such as footballs and frisbies, books, and magazines.

More than 6,200 American flags, each representing an American life lost in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001, will be on display outside of the University Center Nov. 7-11.

“The Welcome,” a documentary on life after war will be shown at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 in the Kinnickinnic Theater in the University Center. A discussion will follow the both screenings of the film.

A reading of the names of the more than 6,200 Americans who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan will begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11 on the University Center lawn.

A traditional Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 on the west lawn of North Hall.

For more information, contact Nicole Lillis, UWRF veteran program manager, at 715-425-3529 or email