Veterans Day Wreath Ceremony and Appreciation Dinner Is Nov. 11 at U of I
November 03, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — Nov. 3, 2021 — The community is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony to honor military members and veterans at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, on the northwest lawn of the University of Idaho Administration Building on the Moscow campus. A by-reservation dinner will be held that evening.
The wreath-laying event features bagpipes, buglers and the members of the university’s ROTC programs. U of I President Scott Green will give remarks and will read a special passage from the university’s 1920 yearbook: “Soldiers Triumphant.”
The featured speaker is Capt. Price Lockard. He is the commander of the Navy ROTC programs at U of I and Washington State University. He assumed command in August 2020. Lockard and his wife, Rhonda, are proud parents of five children and enjoy being back in Moscow. Lockard studied electrical engineering at U of I, graduated magna cum laude in 1996 and earned his Naval Aviator wings in 1998.
The traditional Veterans Appreciation Dinner will be at the International Ballroom, Bruce M. Pitman Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The keynote speaker is Sgt. Maj. William B. Hartley (Ret.). Hartley served 31 years in the United States Marine Corps. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 208-885-4152 or visit 2021veteransdinner.eventbrite.com to reserve your seat. Further information can be found at uidaho.edu/veterans.
Face coverings are required for the dinner. Free parking is available in lots 18 and 29, next to the Bruce M. Pitman Center.
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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