ISU Veterans Day ceremony

NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State University will be holding its annual Veterans Day ceremony this Friday, November 10th.

The event will take place at the Bone Student Center Prairie Room.

The event is free and open to the public.

A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I will take be held at the event. Illinois State Army ROTC cadets will participate in the ceremony by posting the colors, and providing the invocation and benediction. Illinois State President Larry Dietz will deliver remarks to recognize and honor veterans. Following the ceremony, the audience is invited to proceed to the flagpole on the Quad for the laying of flowers and the playing of Taps.

The featured speaker for the ceremony will be Ross Kennedy, chair of Illinois State’s Department of History. Kennedy’s research focuses on World War I, the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, and U.S. foreign relations.


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