Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony Is Nov. 11 at U of I
November 04, 2020
MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 4, 2020 — The community is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony to honor military members and veterans at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, on the northwest lawn of the University of Idaho Administration Building on the Moscow campus.
The event will feature bagpipes, buglers and the members of the university’s ROTC programs. Don Burnett, past interim president of the University of Idaho and dean emeritus of the College of Law, will be the guest speaker. Burnett enlisted in the Idaho National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve in 1969. He retired in 2000 at the rank of colonel.
Face coverings will be required. The pay-to-park lot at the corner of Ash Street and Idaho Avenue, behind Vandal Health, is available for event parking.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the other activities traditionally included in the U of I Veterans Day commemoration, including the Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner and the Military Appreciation football game, will not be held.
Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and began on Nov. 11, 1918, when the Allies and Germany signed the armistice that ended hostilities on the Western Front of World War I.
Director of Military and Veterans Services
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