Veterans Day 2011 Observance on Friday

November 08, 2011

Veterans_Day_2011In honor of all men and women who have served in the armed forces, Saint Leo University will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 11, at the main campus, in the Student Community Center’s Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms. Sergeant Larry Kraus of the Florida Highway Patrol, a U.S. Navy veteran, is the featured speaker. The ceremony will also include a wreath presentation, a moment of silence, the parade of colors, and dove release.

Saint Leo University is a leading provider of voluntary higher education to the military, veterans and their family members. Saint Leo has been teaching on military bases for 38 years, and at MacDill Air Force Base since 1973. Teaching locations are also located on or near military bases elsewhere in Florida, as well as in Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Texas, and California. This deep bond is celebrated in the military sculpture For Those Who Serve, installed at our main campus and dedicated on Veterans Day 2010.

Saint Leo University enrolled 4,743 veterans during the past academic year and awarded nearly 700 associate, bachelor’s, and graduate degrees to veterans. The university also educated 5,026 active duty military and reservists during the course of the last academic year. Veterans in the area are welcome to join us in honoring all who serve.

For more information contact Lora Lavery-Broda, assistant registrar, at (352) 588-8482 or e-mail lora.lavery-broda@saintleo.edu.