Columbia College honors veterans
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:30:38 GMT —
Today is Veterans Day.
Several events took place throughout Mid-Missouri to honor our brave men and women of the United States Military.
One of todayâ??s ceremonies was a National Roll Call Remembrance on the Columbia College Campus.
Veterans and current service members read the names of those killed in combat during the past year.
School officials displayed a giant list of the names of fallen soldiers in their student commons.
Navy Petty Officer Third Class and Columbia College Student Sirissa Galarza said itâ??s important to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Galarza said, â??Sadness goes through my mind when I see those lists of names. The honor and courage and commitment that they had to go through is heart wrenching.â??
Columbia College officials also held a flag raising ceremony, a moment of silence and a military service tree lighting in honor of veterans.