WSU to Recognize Veterans’ Service

OGDEN, Utah — Weber State University will honor current and past military members with a series of Veterans Day events Nov. 10-11. The celebration will culminate with a ceremony featuring Rep. Stephen Handy and Clearfield Mayor Mark Shepherd at Weber State University Davis Building 3 Ballroom, Nov. 11 from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

The morning’s tribute at WSU Davis will begin with performances by the Utah Military Academy’s color guard and choir. The keynote speakers will talk from 9-11 a.m. Speakers will include Republican Rep. Stephen Handy of Utah, Clearfield Mayor Mark Shepherd, U.S. Marine veteran Jerri Holowka and WSU Student Association veterans senator David Tomczak.

“Veterans do not ask for much, and it’s the responsibility of people to take note of what they have been willing to give up,” Tomczak said. “We should never stop honoring our veterans, and on Nov. 11 of each year, this nation comes together to say thank you to the women and men who were willing to pay the greatest price of all.”

The names of Utah’s fallen service members will be read at 11 a.m., followed by a 21-gun salute and a presentation of the colors. A private luncheon and program to honor veterans and their family members will be held at noon.

Veterans Day events on the Ogden campus will begin with a display of military equipment in the Shepherd Union Atrium Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Various military service organizations will also display information.

The Veterans awards buffet luncheon for all veteran students, staff and faculty will be held in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms Nov. 10 at 12:30 p.m. No RSVP is necessary.


Nov. 10

  • Military equipment and service organizations display, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Shepherd Union Atrium
  • Free buffet for veterans, 12:30 p.m., Shepherd Union Ballrooms

Nov. 11

  • Utah Military Academy color guard and choir, 8:45 a.m., WSU Davis Building 3 Ballroom
  • Keynote speakers, 9-11 a.m., WSU Davis Building 3 Ballroom
  • Reading of fallen heroes, 11 a.m., WSU Davis Building 3 Ballroom
  • Gun salute and color guard, 11:20 a.m., WSU Davis Building 3 Ballroom
  • Private lunch and program for veterans, noon, WSU Davis Building 3 Ballroom

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