A full schedule of events will honor veterans on campus this week, including the 25th annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Friday, Nov. 11. Organized by the Veterans Support Center, in conjunction with the university Veterans Day Committee, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Student Veterans at the U. The scheduled events strive to engage campus, support student veterans and recognize remarkable veterans from across the state.
As part of the commemoration on Nov. 11, the campus will hear several cannon blasts from outside the Union building: three test blasts at approximately 9 a.m., one at 11 a.m. to signify the signing of the Armistice ending World War I, and a 21-cannon salute around 11:45 as part of the formal program.
The annual commemoration ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Union Ballroom. It will be preceded by a bagpipe procession from the Marriott Library to the Union at 10:30 a.m. Nominations came from across the state, and the 11 veterans selected to be honored will receive a commemorative medallion onstage at the ceremony. The Student Veteran of the Year will also be named at the ceremony.
Meet a Vet BBQ
Monday, Nov. 7 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marriott Library Plaza
FREE for students, staff and faculty join us. Have lunch on us, meet a vet and win some great prizes.
Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 4-6 p.m.
Presentation Q&A Session
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | Noon-1 p.m.
Heroes Among Us: Utah’s National Guard and Reserve Units
This presentation will be held at the Hinkley Institute and can be watched virtually on its YouTube channel.
American Hitman Concert
Thursday, Nov. 10 | 7-9 p.m.
25th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 11 | 11 a.m.
Eleven Utah veterans and the Student Veteran of the Year will be honored in a full military dress ceremony that includes a bagpipe procession, medallion presentation and cannon salute. This event is free and open to the public to attend.
University of Utah vs. Stanford Football Game
Saturday, Nov. 12 | 8 p.m.
Military appreciation game and senior recognition game. Ticket required.
To learn about the annual commemoration ceremony and to view past honorees, visit the Veterans Day Commemoration website.