As a way to recognize veterans for their military service, during times of war or peace, Davenport University and its chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) is honoring Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 on the W.A. Lettinga and Warren campuses. The event is free and open to the public.
Members of the military will be displaying vehicles and equipment like those currently being used overseas and a military helicopter is scheduled to land on-campus. Visitors will be encouraged to sign a flag and write letters to deployed DU students currently serving in combat. Local law enforcement, fire and EMS organizations will have vehicles and equipment on display, and a few local World War II Reenactors will be on-site to interact with participants at the event. There also will be a face painting and temporary tattoo table for kids and a free hotdog lunch.
Click here to see photos from last year’s event held on the W.A. Lettinga Campus.
Schedule of Events
W.A. Lettinga Campus
Monday, Nov. 12
9:30 a.m.– Event Kickoff — Military equipment on display, WWII Reenactors on-site, Face painting for kids
10:00 a.m. — Blackhawk Helicopter Landing (weather dependent)
10:40 a.m. — Guest Speaker Denny Gillem, Retired Lt. Col
11:00 a.m. — Moment of silence followed by the National Anthem, a seven-gun volley and taps
11:10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Free lunch (hotdogs, chips, pop, coffee, hot chocolate)
12:00 p.m. — Raffle Drawings
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. — Blackhawk Helicopter Takeoff
Monday, Nov. 12
9:00 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions – Paul Beasley & Kian O’Donohue
9:10 a.m. — National Anthem & musical performance – Warren Mott High School Band
9:30 a.m. — Blackhawk helicopter landing, tour and photos (weather dependent)
10:45 a.m. — Greeting and Resolution Presentation – Senator Steve Bieda
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Moment of Silence & Free lunch (hotdogs, chips, pop, coffee, hot chocolate) Military Recruiters, Caricature Artist, Flag Signing
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. — Blackhawk Takeoff