November 3, 2009
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Veteran’s Recognition Day planned at Shawnee State
The 17th Annual Veterans Recognition Day is planned at
Shawnee State University on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the Selby Grand Lobby in the Vern Riffe Center for
the Arts and on the center’s east lawn.
years, Veteran’s Recognition Chair, Michael Hughes and his
committee have organized some truly memorable Veteran’s
Recognition events,” said SSU Provost David Todt. “The
program this year is in keeping with that outstanding
More than 30
displays will be set up including veterans services, nine
veterans organizations, U.S. Armed Forces recruiter
displays, the Ohio Army National Guard Weapons display,
military weapons display, a U.S. historical flag display and
the Shawnee State University Veterans Wall.
will be providing veterans with a lot of information about
services and benefits to them,” said Dr. Michael Hughes,
director of SSU’s Counseling and Psychological Services and
chair of the Veteran’s Day Committee. “Different veteran’s
organizations will be available to talk about what they can
Recognition Ceremony will be presented from noon to 12:30
p.m. with Master of Ceremonies Sam McKibben, WNXT Radio
announcer, retired veteran and member of the Ohio Military
Reserve. Todt will present the opening welcome and Colonel
John Harris, deputy chief of Staff Personnel, Ohio Army
National Guard, will be the guest speaker.
Legion Post 363 will present the colors and Rick Bender, SSU
student will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” and “America
the Beautiful.” Rev. Tom Charles will offer a prayer and
moment of silence.
information, call Hughes at (740) 351-3539.