Rider University plants 10,000 flags to honor veterans
Rider University students, alumni, and their families came together to plant 10,000 flags in honor of Veterans Day.
The flags represented the number of American soldiers that have served since 1865, which was the year the University was founded. Signs were posted next to the flags to remember the wars these soldiers have fought in starting with the Civil War, and ending with the Afghanistan War. A special sign was placed in memory of First Lieutenant Omar Vazquez, who was a graduate of Rider's class of 2007. This is the second year that Rider University has planted the flags.
The display is on the campus green next to the Student Recreation Center, and across from the library. It is open to the public. Rider University is located at 2083 Lawrenceville Road in Lawrenceville.