A Symbolic Gift: Students Honor Veterans in a Special Way

HPU ROTC members welcome Grace and Frank Sowinski to the Veterans Day luncheon on campus.

HPU Veterans Day 3HPU Veterans Day 2HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 11, 2013 – High Point University ROTC students were inspired by many stories of service and words of wisdom from local veterans during a free luncheon the university held to honor Veterans Day.

Veterans and their spouses from Pennybyrn at Maryfield retirement living community were invited to campus for the event where students, faculty and staff thanked them for their service that spans many decades.

“It was wonderful to meet and talk to these veterans, especially for someone like myself who is looking to go into the military,” said ROTC member Mike Clowney. “Listening to their stories, getting their perspective and honoring them is very important to me.”

Before parting, students gave each veteran a blanket that serves as a symbol of the warmth and comfort all veterans have brought into the lives of Americans.

“These veterans have provided a blanket of freedom for our nation, and we want to honor them and give something back today,” said ROTC member Matt Giberson.

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