Wednesday, November 6, 2013

UIS students tie yellow ribbons for Veterans

Veterans Day is next Monday, and ahead of the holiday, students from UIS are already honoring our brave servicemen and women. Sunday, they tied 400 yellow ribbons around campus.

It's the second year they've done so. The event is to raise awareness on campus about our veterans, especially students who've served or are currently serving our country.

"There are people back home thinking about them, sending them care packages, and so on," event planner Samia Ahmad said. "Just letting them know there is support back here at home as well."

Students also collected supplies for a toiletry drive for those serving overseas.

UIS will be holding a Veterans Day flag-raising ceremony November 11 at 9 a.m. in front of the Public Affairs Center.

The story was featured by WICS-TV on November 3, 2013.

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