By Ellie Werner ’22
On Thursday, Nov. 11, members of Dickinson’s ROTC program held their annual Veterans Day 5K run/walk. The event started at 7 a.m. at Dickinson Park as athletic teams, clubs and faculty members came together to run or walk in honor of veterans. Afterward, refreshments were provided as well as a few remarks.
The event also includes a check presentation by the Warrior Brotherhood Motorcycle Club. The endowment honors fallen comrade Cpl. Mathew “Scrapper” Haines and provides financial support to members of Dickinson’s ROTC program.
The ROTC cadets played a huge role in the event beyond just participating in the run. As the officer in charge or “OIC,” Liam Riordan '22 (political science) coordinated with the Warrior Brotherhood Motorcycle Club and the on-campus organizations to get the word out about the 5K. In addition to her larger responsibilities as the battalion commander this semester, Elaina Clancy ’22 (law & policy, economics) organized the guest speakers and behind-the-scenes details.
When asked what the event means to him, Liam Huston ’22 (political science) said, “As a cadet, trying to build a bond with the veteran community is something we should always strive for, as respect for our predecessors and their sacrifices should always be remembered, and ultimately, we too will be veterans someday. As a senior, I think of how I prepare to leave the Dickinson community to enter into a new one, and I love to see the support that the Dickinson population can display.”
Published November 15, 2021