Elon to mark Veterans Day with Nov. 9 ceremony honoring those who served

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in LaRose Digital Theatre in the Koury Business Center. 

The Elon University community will offer its appreciation for those who have served in the military on Friday, Nov. 9, with a ceremony in LaRose Digital Theatre in the Koury Business Center. 

The gathering offers an opportunity to pay tribute to all veterans, with the program to include brief video profiles of members of the Elon community who served in the armed forces. Veterans in attendance will be recognized for their services, as will family members of those who have served. 

Participating in the ceremony will be members of the Elon University ROTC cohort and members of Team HERO, a student-driven community service organization that provides support and raises awareness for veterans and active-service personnel. 

Attendees are asked to be seated by 10:55 a.m. for the 11 a.m. ceremony, which will last 30 minutes and will be followed by a reception. 

Roll Coll Instructions — Veterans: Elon would like to personally recognize veterans for their service during the Roll Call portion of the program. When the moderator asks for veterans in the audience to stand, please stand, and when called upon, state your Name and Branch of Service. Additionally, Elon would like to include a picture of veterans, preferably in uniform, to be displayed in a slideshow at the beginning and end of the program. Veterans who have not provided a picture in the past should send a picture in .jpg format to mvalle@elon.edu. Pictures sent for use in last year’s program will be used again this year unless you tell us otherwise.

Roll Call Instructions — Family and Friends:  Friends and family members of veterans or active duty/guard/reserve family member/friend should be ready to stand and tell the audience the individual’s (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, Navy) during the program.