Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11

November 03, 2008

FlagsSaint Leo University welcomes veterans and their families from the university community and from our neighboring cities and towns to attend our annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, at our main campus in Pasco County.

Veterans Day Observance Nov. 11 The observance will be held at the flagpole on the campus quadrangle, between Saint Edward Hall and Saint Francis Hall. This year’s event carries added significance for Saint Leo University. During the year 2008 the university has been celebrating its 35th anniversary of providing higher education to members of the armed services.

Our guest speaker for the event is U.S. Army Lt. Col. James B. Botters, a military intelligence specialist and professor of military science and leadership at the University of South Florida at Tampa. Faculty, staff, students and administrators, including Saint Leo University President Arthur F. Kirk Jr., will participate in the program. Doves will be released at the end of the ceremony.

No classes will be held at the main campus on Veterans Day, which is also considered the fall Community Service Day at Saint Leo. This allows students, faculty and staff to attend the ceremony, and then, after a community lunch, volunteer their afternoons to assist one of a number of local, non-profit service organizations, such as East Pasco Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, San Antonio Boys Village and others. Volunteers from Saint Leo take on maintenance, cleaning and office work project at some non-profits, and visit with the elderly at other agencies.

University Campus is located at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285).