Gordon State College Honors Veterans With National Roll Call Day Tuesday

More than 1,000 flags will line the paths that cross Lambdin Green on the campus of Gordon State College Tuesday, November 11 for the annual National Roll Call event.

Guest speaker for the 2 p.m. event is Lt. Col. Brian W. Lassetter, commander of 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment of the Georgia Army National Guard.

Also scheduled to speak is Anne Purvis, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and professor of nursing at Gordon. Purvis served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, "serving all over the world."

The National Roll Call project began on Nov. 11, 2011 when students, faculty, staff and community members at more than 180 colleges and universities nationwide came together and demonstrated their commitment to remembering those who, as President Lincoln described, "…gave their last full measure of devotion" while serving our country.

The Lamar County Sheriff's Department will present the colors and the Gordon State Choir will sing "The Star Spangled Banner." A member of the music program will blow taps.

"We are so honored to participate in the annual Roll Call event," said Carey Lisk, president of the Student Veterans Association. "This program honors all veterans as well as our current student veterans and also recognizes Gordon's rich heritage as a former military school.

This event is free and the community is invited to attend.