Nov. 3, 2011
Shawnee State University will celebrate Veteran's Recognition Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the University Center Lobby.
A U.S. historical flags display, military weapons displays, SSU veteran's wall, WWII display, Civil War display, and several veteran's organizations and services will be set up in both lobbies of the University Center. On the UC west lawn, the 1191st Engineer Company will have antique military jeeps and vehicles on display.
Two films will be shown at Clark Planetarium in the Advanced Technology Center. At 10 a.m., "Up from Zero" will be shown. It is a documentary recognizing those who helped in the rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts in the World Trade Center. At noon "The Flight That Fought Back" will be shown. It is a film about the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on 9/11.
From noon to 12:30 p.m. a recognition ceremony will be presented on the UC North Lawn with Lt. Col. Scott Evans, retired U.S. Army Reserves as master of ceremonies.
Colors will be presented by American Legion Post 363 and Rick Bender, a student at SSU, will sing the "National Anthem" and "America the Beautiful." Dr. Jim Kadel, Dean of the College of Professional Studies at SSU will present the welcome and introduction of the keynote speaker Chief Master Sergeant Matt Matthews, retired from the U.S. Air Force, and coordinator of Multicultural Affairs at SSU.