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Vietnam era veterans invited to OSU appreciation dinner

Tue, October 10, 2017

Vietnam era veterans are being invited to serve as guests of honor at the annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner set for Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom at OSU. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 1, but attendance will be capped at 200.

“Again this year, we’re glad to have this opportunity to honor Vietnam era veterans who are faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of OSU and Northern Oklahoma College,” said Rick Hansen, coordinator of Veteran Student Academic Services at OSU. “We were pleased to honor 25 Vietnam era veterans last year and we hope to recognize at least as many again this year who have not previously been honored. They served during a very tumultuous time and our formal ‘welcome home’ is long overdue.”

The Vietnam era veterans will be honored throughout the dinner with an escort from OSU veteran students. Each will also be recognized by name as well as their branch of service, dates of service and final military rank, while receiving a presidential proclamation and lapel pin commemorating their service to our country.

The dinner is one of several activities planned on the OSU campus during the week leading up to Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.

Banquet reservations are free for veterans and $20.00 each for guests.  Reservations can be made at militaryveterans@okstate.edu and tickets can be purchased/picked up at the Veteran Success Center in the North Classroom Building or 040 Student Union.  For questions contact Rick Hansen at (405) 744-1390 or email richard.hansen@okstate.edu.