USI to honor Military veterans with series of events January 22-29

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The University of Southern Indiana’s Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center will honor veterans with a series of events January 22-29.

A nationally touring photo-display honoring Indiana military who have died from wounds suffered in a war zone since September 11, 2001 is coming to Evansville.

The University will host the “Remembering Our Fallen” war memorial from January 22-29 in the Screaming Eagles Arena, first floor concourse. The memorial will be open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until January 29th when the exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in order to move to the next site.

“Remembering Our Fallen” (Indiana) visits the hometowns of the Fallen as well as other communities around the state. 

A public opening ceremony open will be held at 10 a.m. on January 24th at the Screaming Eagles Arena and will include the dedication of the POW/MIA Chair of Honor memorial which will remain a permanent fixture for all to view year round.

“We are very honored to host the newest memorial to our veterans and to dedicate a memorial that will stand as a reminder that there are still service members who have yet to return home,” said Joel Matherly, assistant director of the USI’s Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center.

“Remembering Our Fallen” was established in November 2010. It was built to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, to provide comfort to friends and family of the fallen and to remind others of the tremendous cost paid by some.

In addition to the memorial, USI will host its seventh annual Hoops for Troops Military Appreciation game Saturday, January 25 to honor members of the United States Armed Forces when the Screaming Eagles host Quincy University for a Great Lakes Valley Conference men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader. Game time for the women’s game is 1 p.m., while the men’s contest is slated for 3:15 p.m.

Veterans, military personnel and their guests will receive up to five free tickets per veteran to the games with their military identification or proof of service at the front of the Screaming Eagles Arena ticket window. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 324 and the USI Student Veteran Association.

For more information on the memorial visit http://www.rememberingourfallen.org.

Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls more than 10,700 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 20,000 participants annually through Outreach and Engagement. USI is online at www.usi.edu.