Honoring those who served

TOPEKA – Veterans who have served, and those who still serve in our nation’s armed forces, will be honored at a Veterans Day observance at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Vietnam veterans memorial site (located at the southeast side of Morgan Hall). The event is free and open to the public.


The event begins with a cleansing and blessing of the site by Standing Bear Intertribal brotherhood, followed by a recognition of members of all military branches, floral placement, 21-gun salute and taps. Guest speaker will be CW04 Ron Brown, 2009 Commander of Military Order of the World Wars and Purple Heart recipient.


A reception will follow in the upper level lounge of Memorial Union, where a display from the Combat Air Museum will be exhibited.


In the event of inclement weather, the program will move to Washburn Room A of the Memorial union.


For more information, contact the Washburn student service/veterans affairs office at (785) 670-1629.