Cameron University will honor active duty and retired members of the United States armed forces during a series of events on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11.
Active duty military and veterans are invited to enjoy a free meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shepler Cafeteria, located on the south side of campus along Elsie Hamm Drive in Lawton.
At 1 p.m., the Comanche Battalion, Cameron’s award-winning Army ROTC unit, will display the colors to signal the start of the university’s Veterans Day celebration. The ceremony will take place at Veterans Grove, located on the north side of Howell Hall and directly south of Gore Boulevard. The ceremony is open to the public and members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces are encouraged to attend.
Following a performance of the national anthem by UC student Grace Norbury, attendees will observe a minute of silence in honor of our country’s veterans and active duty men and women.
Colonel Michael Stewart, commander of the 434th Field Artillery Brigade, will speak about the importance of Veterans Day. Stewart has served in the military since 1998 and has seen various commands at Fort Belvoir, Fort Polk and Fort Sill. He commanded a combat battalion in Iraq during Operation Inherent Resolve before coming to Fort Sill.
Cameron’s freshman trumpet student, Owen Ellis, will perform “Taps” to close the ceremony.