Kent State University to Honor Veterans on Nov. 7

Veterans Day Flag RaisingKent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at Risman Plaza. The outdoor program will include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and remarks from Kent State President Lester A. Lefton.

Former Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force Andrew Altizer will be the guest speaker for the event. Altizer is a recipient of the Air Force’s Airmen College Scholarship and a current student at Kent State. A reception in the Kent Student Center Kiva lobby will follow the brief program.

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

Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Joshua Rider at 330-672-0510 or by Nov. 5. The rain location will be the Kiva.

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Photo Caption:

Members of the Kent State University Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) prepare to fold the flag during the campus’ observance of Veterans Day.

Media Contacts:

Joshua Rider,, 330-672-0510
Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516

POSTED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Monday, April 13, 2015 - 3:28pm
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