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Title: Veterans Day Memorial Service
Start Time: Thursday November 08, 2012 10:50 AM
End Time: Thursday November 08, 2012 11:15 AM
Location: McCullough Plaza
Contact: Kim Pelle
Description:

Celebrate our Veterans

The campus will honor Veterans with several activities. On Thurs., Nov. 8 at 10:50 – 11:15am there will be a Bell-Ringing Memorial Service in McCullough Plaza. Following the ceremony, enjoy a Veterans Day Luncheon in the Hoosier Room at 11:45 – 1pm. Reservations are required by Tues., Nov. 6, 2:00pm. RSVP by contacting Teresa Andrews at 812-941-2208 or tandrews@ius.edu. Dress is casual.  Come celebrate with IU Southeast as we thank our present and past heroes and she-roes!

Join in this traditional bell ringing ceremony to honor veterans, sponsored by the Student Veterans Organization. Armistice Day, became an official holiday on November 11th in 1938. The actual fighting in WWI between the Allies and Germany ended seven months earlier than the signing of the Treaty of Versailles with the armistice. It went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It was marked by the ringing of church bells 11 times and 11 rounds of artillery were fired. November 11th became Veterans Days in 1954.

Contact Email: kpelle@ius.edu
Cost: Free
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