Northeastern State University will commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11 with a series of day-long activities.
NSU will participate in “Remembrance Day, National Roll Call 2011,” which is an event on college campuses across America. Faculty, staff, student, administration and community members will gather to read the names of the more than 6,000 service men and women, as well as government employees, who have been lost in the War on Terror since September 11.
The ceremony will begin at 5:45 a.m. at Second Century Square on the NSU-Tahlequah campus with a flag raising ceremony, National Anthem and Native American Warrior Song. President Martin Tadlock, who is a veteran, will provide opening remarks.
At 1 p.m. the ceremony will pause for a minute of silence across the nation to commemorate those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
That afternoon at about 4 p.m. at the Administration Building flagstaff, the NSU ROTC unit will hold a special flag-raising and presentation ceremony to memorialize Specialist Joshua Seals of Porter. His parents, Rhonda and Stanley Seals, will be there to participate. They will be joined by SFC Bernard Jackson, Jr., who is their liaison to the Oklahoma National Guard.
Specialist Seals attended NSU as a student in 2009 while he was a member of the Oklahoma National Guard. He died in Afghanistan in August during his deployment with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
For more information, contact Major Jason Junkens, commanding officer of the NSU ROTC program, at 918-444-3062.
Posted by Tom R.