Monday, November 9, 2015

Yellow Ribbons put on UIS Campus to Honor Veterans

Trees around the University of Illinois Springfield campus are adorned with yellow ribbons as a tribute to veterans.

A group of student volunteers gathered Sunday morning to tie 400 yellow ribbons ahead of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.

This is the fourth year UIS students have organized the campaign on campus. Students say the event is designed to raise awareness about veterans, specifically students who have served or are currently serving our country.

"We simply cannot do enough for them. Too many time they get kind of pushed to the side, and not recognized enough. I would love it if we could have more than one Veteran's Day per year. That would by my hope." Says UIS sophomore Riley Andriano.

UIS will also be holding a Veteran's Day flag raising ceremony on Wednesday at 9a.m. in front of the public affairs center.

This story appeared online on Fox 55 on November 8, 2015.

Watch the story here.