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Thiel College fraternity hosting 21-gun salute March 18 to recognize military heroes


Thiel College fraternity hosting 21-gun salute March 18 to recognize military heroes

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Thiel College fraternity Kappa Sigma will honor military service members, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice, with a ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at the William A. Passavant Center.

The special ceremony will culminate with a 21-gun salute.

The ceremony and 21-gun salute are part of Kappa Sigma’s celebration of Military Heroes Appreciation Week, which takes place from March 16-20.

Additional events include:

  • Relics and memorabilia from both world wars will be on display from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in Weyers Lounge at the Howard Miller Student Center.
  • Chapter brother Dustin Slomainy will speak about his experiences as a member of the United States Army at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Pedas Center.

The A Greater Cause Foundation was established by Kappa Sigma fraternity to support the charitable endeavors of the undergraduate chapters of the fraternity. The principal program of the A Greater Cause Foundation is Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign.

Created in 2007, the Military Heroes Campaign honors and aids thousands of military veterans and their families in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception, the campaign has donated nearly $500,000 to non-profit organizations who advocate on behalf of servicemen and women and those wounded in combat.

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Thiel College is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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