Cameron University will honor the national observance of Veterans Day 2016 with a series of events to recognize both active duty and retired members of the U.S. armed forces.
On Veterans Day, November 11, the Comanche Battalion, Cameron’s award-winning Army ROTC unit, will signal the start of a special ceremony at 1 p.m. by posting the colors, followed by a performance of the National Anthem by the Centennial Singers. Those in attendance will be asked to observe a minute of silence to honor our nation’s veterans and active duty service men and women. Cameron will continue the tradition of participating in the National Remembrance Roll Call by reading of the names of those lives lost since last Veterans Day. Major General Brian McKiernan, Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, will speak briefly about the significance of Veterans Day. The ceremony is open to the public and takes place in Veterans Grove, located on the north side of Howell Hall.
Earlier that day, 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. In addition, the Office of Career Services, located in 314 North Shepler, will offer complimentary resume assistance throughout the day to interested veterans.
From November 7 through November 14, more than 6,750 American flags will be display across the Cameron campus. Each flag represents a life lost in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.