The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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October 4, 2011

Pfeiffer students serve veterans at V.A. Medical Center

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 — Pfeiffer University students and staff commemorated the 10th  anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by serving veterans at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner V.A. Medical Center in Salisbury.

The 15-member group escorted veterans to a 9/11 memorial chapel service, delivered cards and a sign created by Pfeiffer students, and spent time visiting with those who have served the U.S. in a variety of military service roles.

During the chapel service, Rev. Ethel Bamberg-Reavis, chaplain, Hefner V.A. Medical Center, asked attendees to remember the victims and first responders by recalling that in the midst of the despair that day, there were many who said, “I want to help.”

“It is rewarding to serve veterans who, unfortunately, are sometimes forgotten even on a day as significant as Sept. 11,” said Melissa Roberts, student community partner coordinator for Pfeiffer. “We are permanently indebted to them.”

Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Pfeiffer is committed to providing educational excellence, scholarship, and service opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students across North Carolina on campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer, and Raleigh, and online. Visit Pfeiffer at or

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