Military Honor Tree Calls Attention to Veterans Day

By JaRel Robinson

The DSU Veterans Af-fairs Office joined organi-zations nationwide that display the Military Hon-or Tree on Veteran’s Day in honor of the courage, commitment and dedi-cated service of the men and women in the Armed Forces.

The tree, displayed at the entrance of the Ad-ministration Building, uses symbolic colors to reinforce the important role the military plays in America’s democratic so-ciety.

Colored ribbons are available for members of the campus community to place on the tree dur-ing the holiday season.The ribbons’ symbolic colors support the goal of Veteran’s Day.

According to the Veter-an’s Affairs Office, yellow represents “genuine sup-port and thanks to all service members and veterans. Blue is used in honor of a family member/friend who is currently serving.White is in memory of a family member who gave their life in the line of duty.

Red represents that you are a DSU student, staff, faculty or community member currently serving or who has served.Purple is used in honor of Purple Heart recipients.Black recognizes some-one who was a Prisoner of War (POW) or Miss-ing in Action (MIA).”

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