Honoring Our Veterans and Service Members

The RWU community gathered for a service to observe Veterans Day

RWU ROTC cadets stand at attention during the ceremony.
RWU ROTC cadets stand at attention during the Veterans Day ceremony on campus. Image Credit: Xaviea Brown
By Public Affairs

BRISTOL, R.I. – On Monday, Nov. 12, Roger Williams University held a service to honor our veterans, service members, and those we have lost to war.

This year's ceremony, "Service to Nation, Service to Community," included remarks from Eric B. Wallin L'97, Executive Director and General Counsel for Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, and Martin and Betsy Fortin, parents of 2nd Lieutenant Joseph Fortin '08, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2009. During the ceremony, RWU's ROTC Cadets and Honor Guard stood at attention and student a capella group Hawkward sang the National Anthem and America, The Beautiful, during the laying of the memorial wreath and carnations of remembrance at the American flag on campus.


Veterans Day, Nov. 12, 2018