From the Editor: Flags remind us of heroes sacrifice

Every Veterans Day, we take time out to reflect upon everything that our men and women in the armed services have done for us.
This year, Rider has honored all of the fallen soldiers by putting flags on the campus mall. There are 6,759 flags to represent each service man or woman who has died in combat since military operations began on Oct. 7, 2001.
The beautiful display of flags brought a lot of attention and media coverage to Rider’s campus. The Times of Trenton, The Star Ledger and NBC 10 News are among the news outlets that took the time on Veterans Day to showcase the display. Up to 20 students and staff members nearly 12 hours planting the flags, one by one.
The display is a powerful reminder to stop and think about what this day actually means. Some people treat it as any other day off from school or work. However, it’s anything but that.
Veterans Day is a day on which we remember the ones who gave their lives to protect our country, and we can be proud of the students who honored the fallen in the display of flags on the campus mall.

The weekly editorial expresses the
majority opinion of The Rider News.
This week’s editorial was written by the Opinion Editor, Danielle Gittleman.

Printed in the 11/13/13 edition.

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