Cameron University Veterans Day observation to honor members of the Armed Forces with guest speaker, Remembrance Roll Call, American flag display and more

Cameron University will participate in the national observance of Veterans Day 2018 with a series of events to honor both active duty and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

On Monday, November 12, the Comanche Battalion, Cameron’s award-winning Army ROTC unit, will post the colors at 1 p.m., signaling the start of the university’s Veterans Day Observance. Following a performance of the National Anthem by the Centennial Singers, those in attendance will be asked to observe a minute of silence to honor our nation’s veterans and active duty service men and women. Cameron will continue the tradition of participating in the National Remembrance Roll Call with a reading of the names of those lives lost since last Veterans Day. CU is honored to host Major General Wilson A. Shoffner, Jr., Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, who will speak about the significance of Veterans Day. Cameron student Jason Villareal will play “Taps” to officially close the ceremony. This event is open to the public and takes place in Veterans Grove, located on the north side of Howell Hall. Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces are invited to attend.

Earlier that day, Cameron University and Sodexo will provide a complimentary meal to active duty military and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shepler Cafeteria. In addition, staff members from Cameron’s Career Services will offer complimentary resume assistance to interested veterans from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Office of Student Development, Third Floor, North Shepler.

From November 5 through November 13, visitors to Cameron will be enthralled by more than 7,000 American flags that will be displayed across campus. Each flag represents a life lost in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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November 5, 2018