Eastern Illinois University will honor past and present members of the military at a veterans ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10.
Refreshments will be served in Old Main’s Cougill Foyer starting at 11:30 a.m., followed by a ceremony at the Old Main flag pole at noon.
Speakers are to include EIU President Lou Hencken; Major Larry G. Coblentz, a professor of military science at EIU; and Charleston Mayor John Inyart. The ceremony is also to include a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.
In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held in Cougill Foyer in Old Main.
The event is planned in observance of Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and National Veterans Awareness Week (Nov. 5-11). Members of the EIU and Charleston communities are invited and encouraged to attend.