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Law school honors veterans

chair of community service for the Law school student body (Lssb) katelyn harrell discusses the involvement of the law school at the Veterans home of oxford to honor and celebrate Veterans day.

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) and the Black Law Student Association will be volunteering at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford for its annual Veterans Day ceremony today from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Katelyn Harrell, LSSB chair of community service and third-year law student, said the idea for the law students to serve the veterans came from a friend.

“One of my friends, Rebecca Wilks, had just said ‘Hey, I’d really like to see us do something with the Veterans,’” she said.

Harrell, whose job is to coordinate community service events for the law school, said anybody in the law school is invited.

“We’d love to have anybody,” she said.

Harrell said it’s important, not just for the law school, but for everyone to take part.

“I think it’s something important for everybody to do,” she said. “I think it’s important that we remember where our freedom comes from and those who came before us.”

Harrell also wants to honor her grandfather’s memory.

“My grandfather was in the 104th Timberwolves in the in fantry in World War II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge,” she said. “Although he is no longer here, I feel like I’m honoring his memory by spending time with other servicemen at this ceremony.”

Harrell said Veterans Day is important and sometimes gets “overlooked” with everything going on. She added that she hopes this event will also bring awareness to veterans at home.

“I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t know it existed until recently,” she said. “Since the value of the service these men and women provided to our country cannot be overstated, we are so fortunate that we will be able to celebrate their sacrifice and honor their service tomorrow.”

The Veterans Home of Oxford is located at 120 Veterans Drive on Highway 7.