Cameron University will honor active duty and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces during a series of events on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11.
Active duty military and veterans are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepler Cafeteria, located on the south side of campus along Elsie Hamm Drive.
At 1 p.m., the Comanche Battalion, Cameron’s award-winning Army ROTC unit, will post the colors to signal the start of the university’s Veterans Day observance. The ceremony will take place in Veterans Grove, which is located on the north side of Howell Hall and is directly south of Gore Boulevard. The ceremony is open to the public, and members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are encouraged to attend.
Following a performance of the national anthem by CU student Grace Norbury, attendees will observe a minute of silence in honor of our nation’s veterans and active duty service men and women.
Col. Michael Stewart, Commander of the 434th Field Artillery Brigade, will speak about the importance of Veterans Day. Stewart has served in the Army since 1998 and has seen various commands at Fort Belvoir, Fort Polk and at Fort Sill. He commanded a combat battalion in Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve before coming to Fort Sill.
Cameron freshman trumpet student Owen Ellis will play “Taps” to close the ceremony.