Veterans Day 2012
Missouri State Salutes the Air Force
The Alliance for Veterans would like to invite all area military veterans and their guests to the annual Veteran's Day breakfast and activities on Friday, 9 November 2012 . This year's final branch in our series is a Salute to the Air Force. Breakfast is free and open to all military vets and their guests. This year's speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Schreiner, commander of the 13th Bomb Squadron, 509th Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, MO. Breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom.
The following activities are all free and open to the public:
10:00-10:30 AM - Missouri State’s Canteen- Sarah Margaret Smith, singer/ songwriter, will perform a mix of patriotic, original, and cover songs reflecting different generations with accompaniment of acoustical guitar in PSU’s food court.
Prof. Smith teaches in the Marketing Department at MSU. Since giving her first public performance in 1988, Sarah has performed at clubs, benefits, private parties, and community events in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri.
10:40 - 11:10 AM - MSU Taps Project- On the Bear Paw opposite the Bronze Bear at the north door of PSU,
a mass trumpet performance occurs, after which trumpeters and escorts fan out across MSU campus to
perform “Taps” starting at the Bear. The campus and community are asked to pause for a moment to listen
and to reflect on those who have sacrificed everything in public service.
The willingness to go into "harms way" to defend our Country from those who would attempt to destroy the freedoms that the United States of America was founded upon constitutes the noblest form of engaged citizenship. As members of this alliance and of a University dedicated to a mission in "public affairs" it is our duty to ensure that the sacrifices made and the deprivations endured by America's courageous military defenders are lifted up as examples to the entire campus community as the kind of action necessary to defend and build our democratic republic.
semper in memoria ('always remember')
Past Veterans Day Campus Events
- 2011 - Missouri State Salutes the Marines
- 2010 - Missouri State Salutes the Army
- 2009 - Missouri State Salutes the Coast Guard
- 2008 - Missouri State Salutes the Navy
- 2007 - Post Vietnam Conflicts
- 2006 - WWII
- 2005 - Women in Uniform
- 2004 - Vietnam
- 2003 - Korea
The Alliance for Veterans Committee would like to say “Thank You” to all of our University units, Community Partners, and Missouri State University faculty, staff and students for their continued support of our Veterans Day Events to honor all those who have served and are currently serving in our US Military.
Veterans History Project
The Alliance partners with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project to capture and preserve the personal recollections of area veterans and of civilians who have supported America's war efforts, providing services, supplies, and expertise in conducting oral histories. Copies of videotaped interviews are provided to the subjects and to the Library of Congress for its permanent collection. Master copies are also archived in Meyer Library for local access and use. We now have more than 400 interviews on file in Meyer Library. http://library.missouristate.edu/archives/speccoll/m013.htm
You can learn about the Library of Congress project and also obtain instructions for conducting your own interview at www.loc.gov/vets. The local archive may be viewed at Meyer Library or by clicking on Meyer Library Archive.