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National POW/MIA recognition day at UIUC

By Abraham Koshy

September 19, 2015


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The Arnold Air Society of the Air Force ROTC organzied a 24-hour vigil commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day at UIUC. Cadets from all branches of ROTC were out on the quad marching in hour long shifts. ...

ROTC members to host 24-hour vigil for National POW/MIA recognition day

ROTC members to host 24-hour vigil for National POW/MIA recognition day

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 16, 2015


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A 24-hour vigil for U.S. Prisoners of War and MIA soldiers will be held on campus Friday.The Arnold Air Society within the Air Force ROTC will host the event in front of the Illini Union on Friday, said Captain Wade Beasley.The event coincides with National POW/MIA recognition day. The day is...

Old Glory raised again over Armory

Old Glory raised again over Armory

By Atoosa Sayeh

May 31, 2015


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Military service members in the community raised the flag “Old Glory” above Armory’s south side entrance on Tuesday after 40 years of its absence.As the rain started to pour, viewers watched as Old Glory was raised and then went inside the Armory to discuss the historical event.“Today, we made...

History of Dads Weekend

History of Dads Weekend

November 11, 2014


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1920 The University of Illinois celebrated its first “Dads Day Weekend.” Not only was this a first for the University, but it was also the first official Dads Day in the country. It is said that Alpha Delta Phi started the idea for Dads Day Weekend. According to a later program, the weekend invo...

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

Pianist, National Guard officer performs for ‘A Salute to Veterans’

By Annabeth Carlson

November 3, 2014


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Pianist Ian Gindes will always remember his first big audience. It was not in a concert hall, but rather a theater in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, in front of hundreds of young soldiers at a meeting for basic training. Gindes was one of them. It was 2004 and tensions ran high while soldiers were getting ...

ROTC hosts second annual Hall of Fame induction

By Brittney Nadler

October 20, 2014


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The University’s Army ROTC will host its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday to recognize University ROTC alumni who have made significant leadership contributions in both the military and civilian world. The medal ceremony will take place in Huff Hall on Friday at 10 a.m., follow...