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Kent State University to Honor Veterans on Nov. 7

Posted Nov. 4, 2013
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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.

Kent State University will hold its annual Veterans Day observance on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. on the Student Green 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 jrider@kent.edu by Nov. 5. The rain location will be the Kiva.