Purdue Student Union Board to salute veterans

November 7, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will honor veterans in a tribute at 11 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 11).

The Purdue Student Union Board will present its Veterans Day Tribute in the Great Union Hall. The tribute will include "Presentation of the Colors" by the Tri-service Color Guard, the "Pledge of Allegiance," the national anthem and songs sung by the Purduettes, three speeches by local veterans, a table of remembrance, a moment of silence, and three memorial volleys to end the event.

Two chances to honor veterans and soldiers will be available in the Purdue Memorial Union, Room 118. These displays will include "Letters to Veterans," an opportunity for community members and students to write a letter of appreciation or thanks to a local veteran, and "Our Heroes Tree," where community members and students can commemorate a family member or friend who has served or is serving by creating a small ornament.

Events will be free and open to the public.

Speakers from Purdue and the local community include:

      * Dave Tate, chair of the ROTC Hall of Fame and Purdue alumnus.

      * Ron Clark, Marine Corps veteran.

      * Casey Mast, veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy and a senior in the College of Technology.

Writer:  Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu

Sources:  Marjorie Jones, program manager at Purdue Memorial Union, 765-494=88907, mctucker@purdue.edu
                 Nicole Sliger, graduate adviser for Purdue Student Union Board, nsliger@purdue.edu