Daily Egyptian

Photo of the Day: Guarding the flag

By Jacob Wiegand

James Todd, a junior from Oxford, Mich., studying finance and member of the Air Force ROTC, guards the American flag as part of a 24-hour Veterans Day vigil on Friday near the intersection of South Normal Avenue and West Grand Avenue on campus.

Members of the Army and Air Force ROTC took shifts guarding the flag from 11 a.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday.

“It’s gives me an opportunity to really reflect and recognize that I’m only giving in total an hour and 30 minutes of my time to people who have spent years fighting for what I believe in and what this country believes in,” Todd said.

Advertisement

He said he feels that Veterans Day is important to recognize those who have served and lost their own friends to protect the nation.

Staff photographer Jacob Wiegand can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JacobWiegand_DE

To stay up to date with all your southern Illinois news, follow the Daily Egyptian on Facebook and Twitter.

Advertisement

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




The student news site of Southern Illinois University