UTPA Participates in National Roll Call Ceremony

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:20am

In observance of Veterans Day the UTPA campus participated in the National Roll Call ceremony, which takes place across the country, as universities are sent names of fallen service men and women. Each name and rank are read aloud in remembrance and many students say they are honored to participate in the ceremony as Sam Perez Jr. stated, "We have got to recognize those people that make that sacrifice. I mean they go out there and they leave their families behind and not many people do that and only 1% of America are military. We need to set a little aside just to show that 1% thank you." The university also held a small ceremony in remembrance of veterans with a fifth grade choir handing out cards of thanks and singing patriotic songs.

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