Cameron University will honor the national observance of Veterans Day 2017 with a series of events to recognize both active duty and retired members of the U.S. armed forces.
On Friday, November 10, 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 Wilson A. Shoffner, Jr., 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 will offer complimentary resume assistance to interested veterans from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the McMahon Centennial Complex.
From November 6 through November 13, more than 7,000 American flags will be display across the Cameron campus. Each flag represents a life lost in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
October 30, 2017