Roanoke College Invites Community to Holocaust Memorial Event

SALEM, Va.-Roanoke College announces Holocaust Remembrance Day to be held on campus Monday, April 16. Students will hand out white roses to be worn in remembrance of victims from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the College's Colket Center. At 7 p.m., an interfaith prayer service will be held in Antrim Chapel. A planting of white roses is planned for 7:45 p.m. and a viewing of "Sophie Scholl-The Final Days" will be held at 8 p.m. on the back quad.

The day's events are sponsored by the Roanoke College Historical Society, the Social Awareness Group for Everyone (known as SAGE), the Chaplain's Office and Roanoke's chapter of Hillel. The movie event is sponsored by Roanoke's Campus Activities Board.

All events are open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries. For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282. -30-