For immediate release…
Thursday – Nov. 6, 2014

Northern Kentucky University will host or participate in a week of Veterans Celebration activities beginning with the 2014 DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans on Saturday.

Details of all of the activities are included below. The week is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of Vice President for Enrollment and Degree Management, Veterans Resource Station, the Wornick Company, Veterans Advocacy Committee, Norse Veterans for Education and Transition Support (V.E.T.S.), the Department of History and Geography, and Phi Alpha Theta International Academic Honorary Society in History.

Saturday, Nov. 8
2014 DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans,
7-10:45 a.m. at Yaetman’s Cove Park
Volunteers from Norse V.E.T.S., Phi Alpha Theta, and the Veteran Resource Station will host a water station featuring Victor E. Viking

Sunday, Nov. 9
Tri-State Veterans Day FREE Family Celebration,
1-5 p.m., Miami Valley Gaming Racino
The Veterans Resource Station and Victor will host a table for veterans who can sign up for a program with the Kenton County Library to share their oral military history

Monday, Nov. 10
Military History Lecture – The Home of the Brave: The History of How America Has Treated Its Military Veterans
3-5 p.m., Student Union 107A
Presented by NKU Professor Jeffrey Williams

Uniform and Memorabilia Display
1-4 p.m., Student Union

Veteran Family Bingo
5-6:30 p.m., Student Union 107A

Tuesday, Nov. 11
Flag Raising and Wreath Laying Ceremony
11:45 a.m., Flagpole near Chase College of Law (Nunn Hall)

Meals Ready to Eat Luncheon
12:15-1:30 p.m., Patio between Nunn Hall and Votruba Student Union

Thursday, Nov. 13
Veterans Resource Station Chili Cook-Off
Noon-4:30 p.m., Veterans Resource Station (University Center 131)

In addition to these activities, the campus community is also encouraged to view the Veterans “Wall of Honor” Photo Display in University Center 131A.

The Veterans Resource Station will also be accepting donations of coffee; hot dogs; individually wrapped snacks/candy bars, crackers, chips; and individual microwavable meals/soup, step, or pasta. Cash donations are also accepted, which will benefit a variety of charitable organizations throughout Northern Kentucky but especially student veterans and their families who visit the NKU Veterans Resource Station.

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