November 8, 2016
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

VSU to Honor Veterans Nov. 11

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, on the steps of the Student Union. All faculty, staff, students, retirees, alumni, and friends of the university are invited to attend.

Sponsored by VSU’s Student Veterans of America and Office of Adult and Military Programs, the Veterans Day ceremony will begin with a display and presentation of the Battlefield Cross by the Moody Air Force Base Airman Leadership School. Welcoming remarks from retired United States Air Force Master Sgt. Mark A. Smith, coordinator of the VSU Center at Moody and adult admissions counselor with the Office of Adult and Military Programs, will follow.

Veterans from the VSU campus and the Valdosta community will read the names of more than 200 fallen service members from Georgia who were involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. They will also read the names of those stationed at Moody Air Force Base who died in service to their country.

The event will conclude with a moment of silence.

“The Valdosta community has a rich history with the military, and VSU has served active-duty personnel, their families, retirees, and veterans at Moody Air Force Base for over 30 years,” said Smith. “It’s a great partnership, and the Veterans Day event is an excellent way to show how much we appreciate the sacrifice our veterans have given in service to our country.”

Contact Mark A. Smith at  (229) 257-4163 2873 or marksmith@valdosta.edu for more information.

On the Web:
http://www.valdosta.edu/academics/amp/welcome.php
https://valdosta.collegiatelink.net/organization/studentveterans
 
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