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College of the Ozarks Observe Vietnam Veterans Day

Date: 03/30/2017
Time: 09:00 am - No Info
College of the Ozarks will have a special service honoring Vietnam Veterans at The Missouri Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 9 a.m.

The Ralph Foster Museum on the campus of College of the Ozarks will offer FREE admission for all Veterans on the day of the event, March 30, 2017.

"The College is honored to pay respect to Vietnam Veterans; we are grateful for their service and are committed to ensuring their sacrifices are always remembered," said Dr. Marci Linson, vice president for patriotic activities and dean of admissions. "On this day that our state recognizes Vietnam Veterans, it is especially noteworthy that a group of students from the College is currently accompanying Veterans on a trip back to Vietnam."

In 2012, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law a bill designating March 30 as Vietnam Veterans Day in the state of Missouri. On this day, Nixon is encouraging Missourians to give special recognition and honor to Vietnam War Veterans.

Order of events
Welcome, Dr. Sue Head, vice president for cultural affairs and dean of character education
Invocation, Dr. Justin Carswell, vice president for Christian ministries and dean of the chapel
Presentation of Colors, College of the Ozarks ROTC
Pledge of Allegiance, School of the Ozarks Students
National Anthem
Introduction of Speaker, Dr. Sue Head
Brief remarks by Dr. Donn Russell, Gold Star Brother of Jerry Russell, KIA, Vietnam, 1970
Laying of Wreath at Memorial
Moment of Silence
Taps, Eli Bluege, C of O Junior
Benediction, Dr. Justin Carswell

The event is open to the campus and public, and parking will be available at the Alumni Center and The Keeter Center lots.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.
Location: College of the Ozarks Address:

1 Opportunity Ave

Point Lookout, MO 65726

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College of the Ozarks Observe Vietnam Veterans Day