Remembering and honoring our nation’s veterans

Photos of the Veteran's Day Iraq War Memorial of 4000 American flags arranged on Alumni Lawn in honor of those U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives in the conflict. (Vanderbilt University / Steve Green)

Veteran’s Day Iraq War Memorial of 4,192 American flags arranged on Alumni Lawn in honor of those U.S. Armed Forces who have lost their lives in the conflict. (Vanderbilt University / Steve Green)

Vanderbilt University students hosted a Veterans Day event today honoring those who have served the nation’s military and supporting those who continue to serve. Students placed 4,192 American flags on the university’s Alumni Lawn to honor those who have fallen in the war in Iraq. Throughout the day, donations were collected to benefit the Operation of Enduring Freedom Clinic at the Nashville VA Medical Center. Evert donor was given the name of a fallen soldier and asked to take a flag from the ground.  The students also invited Iraq War veterans to share their stories and experiences from noon to 1 p.m. on Alumni Lawn.

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