Students honor veterans in candlelight service

President Truman once said, “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude.”

WCU students showed their undying gratitude in a candlelight service where they could personalize a paper bag, fill it with sand, place a candle inside and set amongst the rest. The event was held on Wed. Nov. 9 at the fountain and was hosted by Last Minute Productions with the help of a few members of WCU’s student veteran association.

“We fight for our country so we shouldn’t be forgotten,” said U.S. Marine Corps veteran and WCU student, Jessica Bradley. “I have friends who didn’t make it back so for events to be held like this for me and for other people to take the time out of their day to be thankful for those people, words can’t describe what that means.”

It was an hour of silent honor and for some, it meant taking a time to remember their own loved ones who have served.

Students came by to not only light a bag, but also to sign a banner that reads “We Support Our Troops” which will be displayed in the UC later in the week.

Candlelight Service for Veterans