Friday, November 7, 2014

UIS students honor veterans by tying yellow ribbons

WHAT: Over 40 University of Illinois Springfield students will be tying 400 yellow ribbons and hanging them around campus in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday. This is the third year students have organized the Tie a Yellow Ribbon campaign on campus.

WHEN: Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1 p.m.

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

DETAILS: Community members and students are invited to help hang the yellow ribbons and share their Veterans’ stories. The event is designed to raise awareness on campus about Veterans, specifically students, who have served or are currently serving our country. Additionally, students hope to send a message of support to veterans in the Springfield area. Cash donations to assist deployed service members will also be accepted.

The event is co-sponsored by the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Office, Undergraduate Academic Advising, College Democrats, Residence Life, the Diversity Center, and the African Student Association.

UIS will also be holding a Veterans Day flag raising on Tuesday, November 11 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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