LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The names of more than 6,000 Americans
killed in the war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan are being read on
college campuses in Kentucky and across the country in a Veterans
The idea for the commemoration started at Eastern Kentucky
University in Richmond, where students began reading the names of
the fallen at 6 a.m. Friday. The remembrance is being duplicated on
182 other college campuses across the U.S.
National Roll Call coordinator Brett Morris says the names of
the U.S. military casualties will be read more than one million
times collectively during the day. Morris, who is EKU's associate
director for veterans affairs, says since there's no memorial for
the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the roll call is a
way to recognize their service.