UVU ROTC Cadets, Army Col. Val Peterson To Highlight Veterans Day Ceremony
November 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Whitney Wilkinson (801) 863-5483
The Utah Valley University Army ROTC will host a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Ragan Theater of the Sorensen Student Center to recognize the men and women of the United Sates armed forces. Col. Val L. Peterson, a military intelligence officer in the Utah Army National Guard, will give the keynote address. Peterson is also UVU vice president of finance & administration as well as a member of the Utah Legislature.
“It is an honor to pay tribute to the veterans of the armed forces and recognize their sacrifices in serving our country,” said Maj. Duke Reim, associate professor of military science at UVU. “ROTC cadets at UVU are proud to honor our veterans and continue their legacy of patriotism and service.”
The ceremony will include more than 150 children from Vineyard Elementary School from Vineyard, Utah, who will sing patriotic songs to honor veterans and members from all branches of the armed forces. UVU ROTC cadets will conclude the ceremony with a 21-gun salute.
The event is free and open to the public.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.