Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus was recently honored with a flag flown over a U.S Army base in Afghanistan on November 15th, 2011. The flag was given in recognition for a student driven fundraiser to support the troops.
During the 2011 spring semester Harrisburg students organized a coffee drive in conjunction with local coffee shop St. Thomas Roasters to send coffee to servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan based on recommendations offered by coffee shop patrons. As a result of the fundraising effort, over 400 pounds of coffee beans were sent to the troops in Afghanistan.
The flag was flown over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Area Office, FOB Shank, Afghanistan on November 15th, 2011 in honor of Widener Law School and the students who conducted the coffee fundraiser. In fact, one of the soldiers who received the coffee attended Widener University before leaving to serve his country.
A certificate provided with the flag reads:
Let it be known that this flag of the United States of America was flown on 15 November 2011 in honor of Widener Law School over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Area Office, FOB Shank, Afghanistan, bearing witness to the sacrifices made to protect the freedom of the United States of America and the World in the Global War on Terror during Operation Enduring Freedom.
-Michael W. Gardener
Students on Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus hope to continue the coffee drive this spring semester and to get more students involved.