The University community honored American service members Nov. 12 as part of the Remembrance Day national roll call event. Pitt’s daylong ceremonies were held for the second consecutive year in the William Pitt Union, where a moment of silence was observed and 134 volunteers shared the task of reading aloud the names of 6,700 service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The opening ceremony included a color guard of Air Force and Army ROTC students, below, and remarks by N. John Cooper, dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, above. Cooper also was among the volunteers who participated in the reading of the names.
The Office of Veterans Services coordinates Pitt’s participation in the event, which is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.