A College of Western Idaho (CWI) tradition returns to campus in November as part of the College’s annual Veterans Day activities. The CWI Patriot Range, which is a display of 300 American flags, will stand at CWI’s Nampa Campus Academic Building for the fourth consecutive year starting Friday (Nov. 4) evening. The Patriot Range is presented by CWI’s Veteran’s Association and Student Enrichment Department.
The community is encouraged to visit the Patriot Range, which provides an incredible visual display of three by five foot flags, precisely constructed to ensure equal distance between each flag and row. The field is lit at night and will be open Nov. 4-12. The flags are generously donated by the Eagle Field of Honor.
"Every day is a perfect day to thank a veteran for his or her service,” says Eagle Field of Honor Project Chair, Kathy Coburn. “As organizers and volunteers of the Eagle Field of Honor and the CWI Patriot Range, our hope is that these events not only give everyone a chance to recognize our veterans, but encourage each of us to pause a moment and reflect on the dedication and sacrifices our military makes on our behalf."
The Patriot Range will also provide a moving backdrop for CWI’s Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11. Student Enrichment will be presenting activities at 1 p.m. at the Academic Building, which will feature a guest speaker, color guard, pipers, refreshments, and more.