Officials at Clayton State University began Veterans Day at 9 a.m. Monday by reading the names of all service men and women who gave their lives serving the United States during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. It is the second year the university has sponsored the "Roll Call" on Veterans Day. Several dozen readers lined up to announce the names of fallen troops.
"We estimated that if we give every reader 200 names, in 10-minute increments, then we would accomplish the task of reading the 6,625 names by about 3 p.m. today," said Shiraz Karaa of Clayton State University.
"I think as a university, we want to welcome service members and their families, and we want to send out the message that we are thinking about you, we know how hard your job is, and we truly appreciate you."
Roughly 450 students at Clayton State University are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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Monday, September 1 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:00:16 GMT
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