Student veterans, ROTC cadets to commemorate Veterans Day
November 6, 2017
To mark Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11, UW-Stout
is hosting Veterans Week events and activities, including the Military
Appreciation Day football game.
On Friday, Nov. 10, starting at about 7:30
a.m., students who are members of the campus Veterans Club will place 29 flags
in the amphitheater lawn on the east side of the Memorial Student Center. Each
flag is in memory of a U.S. military member who has died in action the past
year while serving their country.
The Veterans Club has 10 members this year
who are UW-Stout students and active members of the U.S. military, according to
President Marcus Vanderkin.
Vanderkin, of West Bend, is a senior
majoring in construction. He served five years, eight months in the Marine
Corps, including in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Kenya, South Sudan
The club has two other activities during the
week, a map for students, faculty and staff to identify where they have served
and a collage where they can contribute photos of themselves. The map and
collage will stand through Monday, Nov. 13, in the lower level Skylight Lounge of
the student center.
The Veterans Club will hold a meeting at
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Military and Veterans Resource Center room
304A Bowman Hall.
Student cadets from the Army ROTC program on
campus will present the colors Friday during a Veterans Day ceremony at the
On Saturday, cadets will present the colors
for the 2 p.m. Military Appreciation Day football game between UW-Stout and
UW-Oshkosh at Don and Nona Williams Stadium. Two students will take an oath and
join the ROTC program prior to the game.
The ROTC program, part
of the Northwoods Battalion, also will host a tailgate party prior to the game featuring
free food for veterans. The National Guard will have activities for children,
including a climbing wall.
Admission to the game is free for veterans
and active members of the military.
Winds concert Nov. 9
Veterans Week also will include a patriotic performance
by Midwest Winds, part of the U.S. Air Force Band, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
9, at Harvey Hall Theatre.
Admission to the concert is free, and
tickets are not required. Presented in partnership with the UW-Stout Symphonic
Band, the event is for all ages.
Memorial Student Center
The Memorial Student Center is named in
honor of university students, faculty and staff who have served their country.
The student center has a wall of honor on
the lower level recognizing those who died while serving.
outside of the Memorial Student Center walk past a flag on Veterans Day in 2016
to honor a service member killed last year.