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Stephanie Murphy visits UCF to kick off Veteran’s Day week

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Washington, November 9, 2021 | comments
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As part of a ceremony honoring veteran students and staff on Tuesday morning, the University of Central Florida planted 1,400 American flags on Memory Mall.

Each flag symbolizes one student veteran enrolled at the University of Central Florida for the fall 2021 semester, according to school officials.

Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy spoke at the ceremony and praised the university's efforts to support those who have served.

"To the service members and veterans here today, a heartfelt thank you. Thank you for the sacrifices you make to defend our country,” Murphy said.

Murphy said attending the event and touring the university's Veterans Academic Resource Center is part of her ongoing efforts to support service members and veterans in Central Florida.

"Veterans fought fiercely for this country, and now UCF is doing a great job fighting for them,” Murphy said.

UCF leaders and student veterans also made remarks at the ceremony which is part of the university's official Veterans Flag Week.

"To our student veterans, thank you. We are proud that you chose UCF to be a part of your journey,” one student said. "At our celebration today, we want to highlight we are thankful for our safety, freedom, sacrifices for those who have served."

The magnificent flag display will be available to view until Friday, Nov. 12. at noon.
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