A Salute to Service | Kent State University
Members of the Kent State ROTC detachment stand at attention during the raising of the United States flag, over Risman Plaza.
The American flag waves in the breeze in Risman Plaza after being raised by Kent State ROTC students participating in the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony.
Members of the Kent State University community honor military personnel by attending the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on the Risman Plaza.
President Lester A. Lefton takes time to thank each Kent State University student cadet who participated in the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on the Risman Plaza.
Kent State employee and former Cleveland journalist Eric Mansfield gave brief remarks during the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, on Risman Plaza. Mansfield is a retired major with the Ohio Army National Guard and served in Iraq and Kuwait.
Members of the Kent State ROTC detachment stand at attention during the raising of the United States flag, over Risman Plaza.

A Salute to Service

A Salute to Service was the theme for Kent State University’s annual Veterans Day observance. This year’s program took place Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. on Risman Plaza.

Eric Mansfield, a Kent State employee and former Cleveland journalist, gave brief remarks. Mansfield is a retired major with the Ohio Army National Guard and served in Iraq and Kuwait.

The outdoor program also included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs and remarks from President Lester A. Lefton. A reception in the Kent Student Center Kiva lobby followed the brief program.

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

POSTED: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:42am
WRITTEN BY:
Carla Wyckoff