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Annual Veterans Day Program Held at Kent State

Posted Nov, 4, 2010

Kent State University held its annual Veterans Day observance on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. on Risman Plaza (the plaza in front of the Kent Student Center).

Photo for Veterans Day Observance at Kent State UniversityThe outdoor program included a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the university’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs, remarks from Kent State President Lester A. Lefton and Rachel Anderson, director of the Center for Adult and Veteran Services at Kent State.

A reception in the lobby of the Kent Student Center Kiva followed the brief program.

An on-demand video of the ceremony also will be available via the university’s website at

Members of the university community, as well as residents of the city of Kent and surrounding communities, were invited to attend and show appreciation for those who have served or are currently serving in a branch of the military. A special invitation was extended to faculty and staff who are in the military or have family members in the military, members of local VFWs and American Legions, and active service members. Veterans in attendance received a certificate of appreciation and a Kent State Centennial memento. Attendees also took part in sending a video message of encouragement to American troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries.

The Veterans Day Program is sponsored by Kent State’s Division of University Relations, Division of Human Resources, Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC and the Center for Adult and Veteran Services.

Kent State University has been recognized for its service and outreach to veterans by being named a Military Friendly School for 2011 by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

For more information about veteran programs at Kent State University, visit For more information about the Center for Adult and Veteran Services, visit

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Photo Caption:
Army ROTC students from Kent State University listen to the featured speaker during the university’s 2009 Veterans Day program.

Media Contacts:
Joshua Rider,, 330-672-0510
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595