Cameron University will honor the national observance of Veterans Day 2014 with a series of events to recognize both active duty and retired members of the U.S. armed forces. Veterans Day takes place on Tuesday, November 11.
“We invite community members from throughout southwest Oklahoma to join us for this recognition and appreciation of our country’s veterans,” says Cameron President John McArthur. “We are pleased to honor both retired and active duty service members who make sacrifices daily to preserve our freedom.”
President McArthur will be joined by Major General John G. Rossi, Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, for a special ceremony at 1 p.m. in Veterans Grove, located on the north side of Howell Hall. The event will feature Cameron’s Army ROTC Color Guard and talented musicians. The ceremony will begin with a minute of silence to honor our nation’s veterans and active duty service men and women, followed by the reading of the names of those lives lost since last Veterans Day as part of the National Remembrance Roll Call.
Cameron will also display more than 6,750 American flags, each representing a life lost in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Bentley gardens.
Cameron University and Sodexo will provide a complimentary meal to active duty military and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepler Cafeteria.
November 3, 2014