SUU to Host 20th Annual Veterans Day Program
November 08, 2007
Southern Utah University will host a Veterans Day observance program the day after Veteran’s Day, on Monday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Ballroom.
The event will celebrate the many contributions and sacrifices local individuals and families have made to participate in the nation’s armed forces.
The entire Cedar City community is invited to join SUU in honoring the brave.
Three local veterans who are affiliated with SUU will receive special honors at the event:
R. Haze Hunter, a World War II Veteran who has contributed both time and money to the University’s continued success, and namesake of the R. Haze Hunter Conference Center on SUU’s campus
Dellas E. Imlay, a Korean War Veteran who worked for SUU’s Job Services for many years
Brent F. Anderson, former director of SUU’s ROTC Program, who recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan
In addition to these awards, the event will also provide entertainment, with The Master Singers and the Cedar City High School Symphonic Band providing patriotic music. There will also be a poster contest involving Iron County Fifth Graders. The theme of the contest is “What My Country Means to Me.”
The celebration will be held on the day after the actual Veteran’s Day holiday, which is on a Sunday this year, because event organizers wanted the program to be held when campus would be open and full of students and community members.