UW-Stout News Story

Veterans Day activities to include ceremony, video, photo display

November 4, 2013

UW-Stout will honor living and deceased members of the military on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11, at the Memorial Student Center.

The annual Remembrance Roll Call will begin at noon with the posting of the colors by the ROTC color guard and the reading of 141 names of service members who died in the past 12 months. Members of the UW-Stout Veterans Club will read the names from the Grand Staircase landing.

The memorial wall in the student center.A national moment of silence will occur at 1:11 p.m., which coincides with 11:11 a.m. Pacific time to match the date.

The Veterans Club will post U.S. flags in the amphitheater, one for each name read. The names of the individuals also will be on display in the lower level of the student center. The display is being created by Keith Catalano, student multimedia specialist at the student center, and Veterans Club Vice President Luke Bensend, a student from Prescott.

After the ceremony, a video presentation will run during the afternoon in Huff's Lounge on the first floor. Local and campus veterans and their families have submitted photos representing various generations of service. Veterans have volunteered to be interviewed for the video, to be produced by Scott Fischer, a student videographer at the student center.

Also helping with the video are John Bensend, military education benefits coordinator on campus; Luke Bensend; and Ally Initiatives for Civil Rights and Civic Responsibility, the event co-sponsor.

Veterans Day activities will be held adjacent to the recently installed memorial wall, which honors 40 students, faculty and staff who died while in the service dating to World War I.

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