Wednesday, October 24, 2012

UIS students honor veterans by tying yellow ribbons

WHAT: University of Illinois Springfield students will be tying yellow ribbons and hanging them around campus in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. Students will also be collecting toiletries to send to troops.

WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Outside the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) – Parking Lot I

DETAILS: The event is designed to raise awareness on campus about Veterans, specifically students, who have served or are currently serving our country. Community members and students are invited to help hang the yellow ribbons and share their Veterans’ stories. Along with the event, students will be holding a toiletry drive that will accept donations such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, bars of soap etc. Cash donations to assist deployed service members will also be accepted.

This event is co-sponsored by UIS Veteran Affairs, College Republicans, Residence Life, Resident Housing Association, Alpha Phi Sigma, Undergraduate Advising, Organization of Latin American Students, Lambda Pi Eta, UIS Habitat for Humanity, Communication Club, Volunteer Civic Engagement Center, Diversity Center, & the LGBTQA Resource Office.

UIS will also be holding a Veterans Day flag raising on Monday, November 12 at 9 a.m. in front of the Public Affairs Center.

For more information, contact the UIS Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center at 217/206-7716 or Participants may RSVP to attend the event at

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