Since 1998, the University of Utah Veterans Day Committee has selected 11 Utah veterans each year to be honored for their service. Nominated individuals who have served, or currently serve, in the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or National Guard, on active duty or the reserves, for any length of time, in any location, are eligible. They must also have been honorably discharged from their service.
The nominee must currently live in Utah and be able and willing to talk about his or her experiences in the armed forces.
Nominees do not have to be alumni or associated with the university in any way. Each year, the committee selects 11 honorees based on noteworthy honor, courage, commitment, and sacrifice during their military service to our nation, but decorations for valor are not required. Selections are only based on the nominee’s military service.
The 2020 Veterans Day committee is considering multiple ceremony formats to align with current and future restrictions around COVID-19.
For more information about the University of Utah’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration, click here.