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Mountwest hosts Remembrance Day National Roll Call

November 09, 2012

Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community & Technical College is one of 69 schools from 33 states plus the District of Columbia that have pledged to participate in Remembrance Day National Roll Call. Beginning at 4 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, Mountwest will have a synchronized reading of all the names of the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom casualties. All participating schools will pause at 2 p.m. (EST) to observe a simultaneous “minute of silence.” The reading will take place in the dining area of the new Mountwest Community & Technical College campus at One Mountwest Way, Huntington, W.Va.

“This is a unique opportunity for our school and community to pay respect to those who have fought for our country,” said Cory Payne, Military Programs Coordinator at Mountwest. “We are honored to participate in this event.”

Readers include Mountwest faculty, staff and students; the Huntington Police Department; retired service members; and representatives from the Veteran’s Administration, Huntington VA Medical Center, Veteran’s Center, Veteran’s Upward Bound Program, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, American Legion, VFW and the West Virginia Veterans Home.

The public is welcome to attend the event, listen to the names as they are read and pay respect to those who have lost their lives.

Mountwest has made many strides in making it easier for veterans to complete their education by signing covenants with various military branches. In 2011, Military Times EDGE ranked Mountwest second in the nation among two-year colleges as the best schools for veterans.