Quincy University will honor service members and veterans this month with an "Honor Tree."
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to tie a ribbon or a message to the tree as a silent way of thanking and paying tribute.
Colorful ribbons will adorn the tree located in Francis Hall throughout the entire month of November.
Each ribbon signifies a "thank you."
White Ribbon - in memory of a family member or friend who lost his/her life in service
Blue Ribbon - in honor of a family member who is currently serving
Yellow Ribbon - general support and thanks to all veterans and service members
Black Ribbon - in recognition of a POW/MIA service member
Purple Ribbon - in honor of Purple Heart recipients
"We have several people that are active duty military people here that are attending the university and we also have some veterans that are teachers. So, I think it brings even more awareness and for those people to see the appreciation the university has given them, it's got to be a feel good thing," Heidi Meyers, with Quincy University said.
The Honor Tree will remain at Francis Hall through the end of the month.