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UNF to host 2nd Annual Veterans Day Tribute

9:42 AM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The University of North Florida's Military and Veterans Resource Center will host the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Tribute November 9.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the UNF Student Union Osprey Plaza.  It will honor UNF students, faculty, staff and alumni veterans who are either still serving or have served, according to a news release from UNF.

There are more than 1,000 student veterans, including active duty military, and over 100 veterans working as faculty or staff on the UNF campus.

For this year's tribute, the theme will be "Honoring All Who Served."  The featured guest speaker at the event will be Rep. Ander Crenshaw, whose congressional district includes UNF.

"The Military and Veterans Resource Center is very excited to have the opportunity to showcase the faculty, staff, student and alumni veterans who teach, administer, attend and support the University of North Florida," said Ray Wikstrom, UNF MVRC director.

Music will be provided by the UNF Brass Quintet who will play a variety of military service songs.

After their performance veterans who have served in conflicts around the world will be recognized.

The release said UNF's Army ROTC color guard will present the colors which will be followed by a moment of silence and then a rendition of taps.

Participants for the event will be able to look at different military hardware, campaign uniforms and other military items.

The role of the Military and Veterans Resource Center is to provide military and veteran students with assistance while navigating admission, enrollment and financial aid processes. It serves, the release said, as the primary advocate for military and veteran students.

The release said the center includes administrative offices, a student computer resource room, a work area for group study and a reception lounge for veteran students to meet and relax.  Private counseling is also offered for veteran students and their families to meet with counselors.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the event, contact Ray Wikstrom, UNF MVRD director, at 904-620-2655.

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