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Yellow Bow Ceremony held April 22

Austin Peays chapter of Chi Delta Chi National Organization for Veterans hosted a Yellow Bow Ceremony at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, on the front lawn of Browning Building.

Led by members of Chi Delta Chi, APSU students, faculty and staff tied hundreds of yellow bows around trees and light posts on campus immediately following the deployment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Special Forces to Iraq more than a year ago.
Austin Peay's chapter of Chi Delta Chi National Organization for Veterans hosted a Yellow Bow Ceremony at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 22, on the front lawn of Browning Building.

Led by members of Chi Delta Chi, APSU students, faculty and staff tied hundreds of yellow bows around trees and light posts on campus immediately following the deployment of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Special Forces to Iraq more than a year ago.

Over the intervening months, Chi Delta Chi replaced the yellow bows as they became weatherworn. During the ceremony, members presented the bows to six Fort Campbell soldiers in attendance.

There was a moment of silence for those lost in combat and a special recognition of 2nd Lt. Richard Torres, a 2002 graduate of APSU and former ROTC cadet, who was killed in combat in August 2003.

One yellow bow was left to recognize those “still in harm's way.”
—Dennie Burke