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Oct. 28, 2019

Northwest to celebrate Veterans Day with military displays, activities

By Leah Newell, communication assistant

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Northwest Missouri State University will commemorate Veterans Day this fall with military exhibits and activities from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse.

The come-and-go event will feature various stations set up for attendees to visit. The stations will include a Ruck Pack March, challenging attendees to walk a lap wearing a weighted backpack in honor of a veteran. The event also will feature push-up and pull-up competitions, a night vision goggles demonstration, a water jug relay, soldier attire, military face-painting, photo opportunities and military vehicles. Attendees also may write letters of gratitude to military members.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We are honored and excited to commemorate Veterans Day with so many hands-on activities on campus,” Jill Brown, Northwest’s director of partnership and placement, said. “Our goal is to celebrate all who serve our country and also allow our community members to get a brief idea of the day in a life of a service member.”

Veterans Day is a federal holiday marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704