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‘Overwhelming Response’ to Veterans’ Remembrance at Pacifist EMU

In an event marking Veterans Day 2012, dozens of students, faculty, staff and visitors at Eastern Mennonite University circulated sometime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. among rows of 200 pairs of boots that had belonged to members of the U.S. armed services who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. “Response was overwhelmingly positive,” said organizer Evan Knappenberger, 27, a junior at EMU and ...More


Veterans’ Remembrance Held at Pacifist EMU

A U.S. Army veteran of the Iraqi War, Evan Knappenberger, led a student-initiated remembrance of veterans on Monday, Nov. 12, at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “Veterans Day is typically a holiday that pays homage to veterans with parades, concerts and celebration,” said Knappenberger, who left the army in 2007 after nearly four years of service as an enlisted man, including a y ...More

Students Remember Virginia Tech Tragedy

Photo by Jim Bishop EMU senior Lisa N. King of Harrisonburg led a “prayer of remembrance” and lit a candle at the close of the chapel service Wednesday, Apr. 16, the one-year anniversary of the ...More