Kent State to Honor Veterans on Nov. 8 | Kent State University

Kent State to Honor Veterans on Nov. 8

Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva.

The program, Honoring All Who Serve, will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs on the Student Green at Risman Plaza at 10:30 a.m., the national anthem performed by Momentum and remarks from Kent State President Beverly J. Warren and guest speaker Maj. Russell Galeti Jr.

Maj. Galeti graduated from Kent State in 2005 and has served more than 20 years in the Ohio Army National Guard. He serves as the civil-military partnerships officer in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

“Kent State University’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration is an important event because it’s a single point in time for the university community to come together, acknowledge and reflect upon the service and sacrifices that have been made by members of the United States Armed Forces,” said Josh Rider, Veterans Day Commemoration committee chair and director of the Center for Adult and Veteran Services at Kent State.

All are invited to come and pay tribute to America’s veterans, especially Kent State faculty, staff, students and community members who are veterans, active service members, or who have family members in the military.

For up-to-date information about the event, and to view a special livestream during the event, visit www.kent.edu/veteransday.

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Media Contacts:
Eric Mansfield, emansfie@kent.edu, 330-672-2797
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595