Today, November 11th, is Veterans Day. Veterans Day honors military service and falls on the day when World War I fighting ceased in 1918.

Last year, JMU has honored veterans by having a flag display on the quad. There is another flag display this year that holds very special meaning behind it. The 6,865 flags that are currently on the quad represent the number of American casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was set-up at 7 a.m. this morning and will be removed at 4 p.m. to honor flag etiquette.

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JMU is asking that you consider donating $11 to sponsor a flag. Proceeds go to the on-campus Veterans Center, which helps serve Veterans who are currently at JMU.

Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all those who have served our country.

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