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Edinboro University will again honor its military veterans during reception and flagpole ceremony

Annual Veterans Day observance

11/10/2012

On Monday, November 12, as part of the Veterans Day observance, Edinboro University will honor the nation’s and its own veterans with a reception and flagpole ceremony.

The annual event salutes and honors Edinboro University students, and current and retired faculty and staff, who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans from the surrounding area will also be honored during the afternoon ceremony, which recognizes the nation’s ongoing military presence abroad.

Monday’s reception begins at 3 p.m. in the Diebold Center for the Performing Arts. The University Community, as well as all area veterans, is invited to attend.

Edinboro University President Julie E. Wollman will preside over the event and deliver her Veterans Day address about 3:30 p.m.

Following the reception, at about 3:45 p.m., attendees will reconvene at the Reeder Hall flagpole, immediately adjacent to the Diebold Center, where the Edinboro University Fighting Scots Battalion R.O.T.C. Honor Guard will render a ceremonial three-volley rifle salute and conduct the traditional flag-folding.

With a large number of freshmen enrolled in the Fighting Scots Battalion this semester, University officials point out that Edinboro University has once again been chosen as a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine, and will soon launch its Veterans Success Center.

(Note to assigning editors and news directors: The actual ceremony at the Diebold Center will begin about 3:30 p.m. Photo ops will be available during the ceremony; and photo and interview ops will be available immediately after the outdoor R.O.T.C. observance. Expected attendees include U.S. military veterans from World War II through the current conflict in Afghanistan, as well as those who served during times of peace.)