UT honors fallen soldiers for a Day of Rememberance

4:21 PM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
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UT students, staff and veterans read off the names of 6,632 soldiers, who were killed in action since 2001, on campus Monday.

The reading of names began at 8:30 Monday morning.  All day people stopped to listen to the readings, until the ceremony ended at 6:30 that night.

This is the second year UT veterans and the university have read the names as a way to honor our military men and women.

Event organizer and veteran Douglas Oeser said it was a great way to honor veteran's service and sacrifice.

"It's a unique opportunity to be able to pay tribute, said Oeser. "A lot of these names are ones we are intimately connected with, and we don't forget them, but it does give us an opportunity to speak out loud and engage with the student population about our experiences."

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