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Tuscarawas News Detail

A Salute to Service

Posted Nov. 5, 2012

Kent State University’s annual Veterans Day observance will be held this Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. on Risman Plaza.

This year’s theme is A Salute to Service. Eric Mansfield, a Kent State employee and former Cleveland journalist, will give brief remarks. Mansfield is a retired major with the Ohio Army National Guard and served in Iraq and Kuwait.

The outdoor program will also include a flag-raising ceremony conducted by a joint color guard from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs and remarks from President Lester A. Lefton. A reception in the Kiva lobby will follow the brief program.

All are invited to come and salute America’s veterans. A special invitation is extended to Kent State faculty, staff, students and community members who are veterans, active service members or who have family members in the military.

Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting Joshua Rider at 330-672-0510 or by Nov. 5. The rain location is Room 204 in the Kent Student Center.