UPDATE: Angelo State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will commemorate Veterans Day and honor the nation’s military veterans with a flag retreat ceremony and candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Due to potential inclement weather, activities have been moved indoors to the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
ORIGINAL STORY: Angelo State University’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will commemorate Veterans Day and honor the nation’s military veterans with a flag retreat ceremony and candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the ASU flagpole and Memorial Oak Grove.
Activities will begin at 3 p.m. with the flag retreat ceremony at the flagpole, which is located in front of the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Ave. N. Following opening remarks by detachment commander Lt. Col. Shane Bertolio, the ceremony will move to the nearby Memorial Oak Grove for the candlelight vigil, which will begin at 4 p.m.
Special guest speaker for the candlelight vigil will be Vietnam veteran John Coats.
Following Coats’ remarks, Det. 847 cadets will begin standing vigil and reading aloud short biographies of ASU alumni veterans. The first cadet reading will be followed by a reception in the Mayer Administration Building hosted by the ASU Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection. The vigil and readings will continue at the Memorial Oak Grove until midnight.
All the activities are open free to the public and are sponsored by ASU’s Carr Squadron of the Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings professional student organization, and ROTC Det. 847.
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