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Remembering Veterans in 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Presented to Tony Confer, this flag flew over Iraq during a combat mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a remembrance ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the McElroy Hall Auditorium to honor all veterans, especially military veterinarians. OSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s students, faculty and alumni have a long history of serving in the military.

This year, class of 1988 alumnus Mark Bohannon, DVM, MPHTM, DACVPM, and U.S. Army veteran, will present “Thoughts on Veterans Day” during the short ceremony. Flying outside in the veterinary college’s Military Veterinarian Honor Court will be a special American flag which was inside a drone during a combat mission in Iraq on May 11, 2017. The flag was given to alumnus Dr. Anthony Confer (OSU CVM ’72) who donated it to the veterinary college.

Veterinarians serving in the military perform many duties including treating military working dogs and horses, inspecting food and water sources to ensure they’re safe for consumption, helping prevent the spread of infectious diseases and developing animal health programs for foreign countries.

The ceremony is open to the public. McElroy Hall is located at the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road on the OSU Stillwater campus.

MEDIA CONTACT: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU College of Veterinary Medicine | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu

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