Ceremony to dedicate pavers honoring military service to be held Nov. 9

ECU’s Office of Military Programs will host a ceremony to dedicate 17 new engraved pavers to the Memorial Walk, a campus site that honors the military service of ECU faculty, staff and students.

The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Freedom Wall on the west side of Christenbury Gymnasium off East 10th St.

Each 6 x 9 inch commemorative paver honors an individual who has provided service in support of national defense, including military service as well as participation with organizations designed to support military efforts, such as the Veterans Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Support the Troops, Wounded Warriors and similar programs.

Dawn Cash-Salau, whose husband and ECU graduate Chris Cash died in combat in Iraq, will speak on service and sacrifice.

More than 140 pavers were dedicated during last year’s Veterans Day ceremony. The paver campaign raises funds for Army and Air Force ROTC student scholarships and is sponsored by the ECU College of Health and Human Performance and Office of Military Programs.

For more information, call 252-737-1812.