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NKU Announces 2012 Veterans Day Schedule of Activities

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University announced today its schedule of activities to commemorate Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 9. The day will include a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony, a veterans recognition luncheon, displays throughout the campus and a fundraising campaign to support the Military Personnel and Family Lounge at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The day’s events are co-sponsored by the NKU Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Office of the Dean of College of Arts and Sciences; Office of the Dean of Students; NKU Veterans for Education and Transition Support (VETS); Veterans Advisory Committee; Department of History and Geography; and the Phi Alpha Theta International Academic Honorary Society in History.

NKU has been recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as among America’s most military-friendly schools three straight years, placing it in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.

A detailed schedule of NKU Veterans Day events is below.

Flag Raising and Wreath Laying Ceremony
11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., flagpole near Founders Hall and Steely Library
The National Anthem will be sung by the NKU Anointed Voices Gospel Choir, taps will be played and a wreath will be laid in remembrance of all fallen service members.

Veterans Recognition Luncheon
12:15-2 p.m., James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom
Sgt. Nicholas Robertson will address the meaning of the Oath of Enlistment. Units will conduct the oath of enlistment following the presentation. The Holmes High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will provide the color guard. A uniform and memorabilia display will be presented by Robert Snow, a 2006 NKU graduate. Units will have tables set up with different static displays following the luncheon. There is no cost for the luncheon but space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 2 to Maria Reverman at (859) 572-7609 or veterans@nku.edu.

Static Display
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to view military static displays that will be set up throughout campus. The vehicles were provided by local military units and the displays will provide everyone with the opportunity to see and interact with some of the gear our military services are using. Please feel free to ask questions and use this time to learn about some of the items that keep our military safe.

Help fill the Boot Campaign
Give a donation of an individually wrapped snack (candy bar, crackers, chips) or an individual microwavable meal (soup, stew or pasta). Donations will go to the Military Personnel and Family Lounge at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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