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Edinboro University to honor military veterans during annual Veterans Day observance

10/30/2013

On Monday, Nov. 11, as part of its observance of Veterans Day, Edinboro University will honor the nation’s and its own veterans with a reception, 21-gun salute, flag-folding ceremony and open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Veterans Success Center.

The annual event salutes and honors Edinboro University students, current and retired faculty and staff, and persons from the surrounding community who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Veterans Success Center open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the ribbon cutting ceremony planned for 2:30 p.m. in Room 208A of the Crawford Center. The Veterans Success Center is dedicated to providing military veterans, current service members and their dependents with access to an affordable, high-quality education and comprehensive support services.

 “This year will be bigger than ever. We want to do more than commemorate those who have served; we want to celebrate their continuous and immensely positive impact in our communities,” said Veterans Success Center Coordinator Jay Breneman. “There is no doubt that our country, towns, neighborhoods and University have been made so much stronger thanks to the men and women who have put on our nation’s uniform.”

 Following the Veterans Success Center ribbon cutting at 3 p.m., EU will pay tribute to the 125 students, current and retired faculty and staff, and the WJET-TV Hometown Heroes who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a reception and ceremony in the Crawford Center Gymnasium.

 The reception will be followed by a 21-gun salute and flag-folding ceremony conducted by the Edinboro University ROTC Honor Guard on the front lawn of Reeder Hall.

 EU’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students and veterans through its Fighting Scots ROTC Battalion, Veterans Success Center and numerous other services has earned the University the distinction of being named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life and publisher of the Guide to Military Friendly Schools. EU has achieved this significant distinction for four consecutive years.

 “Edinboro University is committed to never forgetting our veterans’ service or sacrifice,” Breneman continued, “and we will continue to recognize and respond to our veterans when they come home.”