Marywood To Honor Veterans At Field of Flags on Campus

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Marywood University’s Office of Military and Veteran Services and its Student Veteran Alliance will lead activities to honor those who are serving and those who have served our country on Friday, Nov. 8,  at 11:11 a.m., at the Field of Flags in Tree Stadium, located next to Marywood’s Veterans Resource Center, 2236 N. Washington Ave., Scranton,on the University’s campus. 

Marywood University trumpeters will play “Echo TAPS,” surrounding the nearly 7,000 flags, which represent fallen troops from the Global Wars on Terrorism in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served following the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Christopher Smith, director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services at Marywood University, said, “Last year, lighting was added to the Field of Flags, since the United States flag should always be lit at night. We also added other events throughout the day that are free and open to the entire community.” 

In addition to the Field of Flags, which will be on display through Nov. 12, Marywood’s Office of Military and Veteran Services and the Student Veteran Alliance will provide a Yoga session at the Center for Athletics and Wellness, at 2 p.m., and a candlelight vigil will take place at 7 p.m., at the Veterans Resource Center.  

Mr. Smith said, “Veterans Day gives the Marywood community and the public the opportunity to pray, reflect, and honor those who have served or are serving, as well as those service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

For additional information on Veterans Day activities at Marywood University, visit http://www.marywood.edu/veterans.

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Members of the Student Veterans Alliance (SVA) at Marywood University are pictured above preparing for Marywood’s Veteran’s Day ceremonies on Friday, including the Field of Flags.

Shown from left: Karen Van Fleet, Clarks Summit; Cory Lasky, Throop, president of the SVA; Nick Nebraski, Clarks Summit; Christopher Smith, Dunmore, director of the Office of Military and Veteran Services; Kenny Reyes; Bethlehem; Amber Viola, Scranton., alternate vice president of the SVA, and Tess Brown, Bel Air, Md., secretary of the SVA.

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