UP continues tradition with Veteran's Day vigil

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UP continues tradition with Veteran's Day vigil

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 12:25 PM

PORTLAND -- A moving Veterans Day tradition was once again aboserved at the University of Portland.

United States Air Force and Army ROTC cadets began taking turns standing guard at 11 a.m. Sunday for a 24-hour candlelight vigil near Praying Hands Memorial.

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Bricks at the memorial contain the names of University of Portland students and staff members who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War.

Cadet Capt. Jennifer Goddick said it’s a reminder of the sacrifice veterans have made.

“As a cadet it's important to step up and do something like this,” she said. "These other UP students made the ultimate sacrifice, and for us it's a half-hour or hour out of our day.”

A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Praying Hands Memorial after the vigil was over.

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