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2013.04.05 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Tribute to the Fallen Begins April 7

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Veteran Student Organization (VSO) and the UNO College Democrats will host the annual Tribute to the Fallen, April 7-10, in honor of those servicemen and women who have given their lives for the United States.

These university organizations welcome all members of the UNO and Omaha community who wish to honor our nation’s heroes.

Tribute to the Fallen activities begin Sunday, April 7, when more than 6,300 American flags will be placed on the university’s open green space (Pep Bowl). The name, rank and branch of each service member that has died in Iraq and Afghanistan will be read aloud on Monday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 10. April 9 will serve as a day of silence.

Brigadier General Michael Navrkal and Purple Heart recipient Rachelle Spors highlight the list of guest speakers at the closing ceremony Wednesday, at 5 p.m. The event will also include a playing of Taps, honor guard and a 21-gun salute.

Parking will be available in the East Garage.

For more information, or if you wish to help set up flags, please contact Javier Saldaña, Jr. at jsaldana@unomaha.edu.

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* UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the "Tribute to the Fallen" event scheduled for 5 p.m. today in the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Pep Bowl, will be moved to the Eppley Administration Building auditorium, in room 102. All portions of the event should occur as scheduled. Any questions about the event should be directed to Charley Reed at cdreed@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2129 *

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