Veterans Day celebration at MSU Billings

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Montana State University Billings is excited to host the annual Veterans Day Celebration in honor our veterans. Commemoration activities are held in conjunction with the Friends of Yellowstone National Cemetery Board on Nov. 11.  

Patriotic music by the ninth grade Lockwood band will begin at 9:30 a.m. to greet guests as they find their seats in Petro Theater.  

Master of Ceremonies Ed McIntosh from KTVQ will open the ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by a welcome from MSU Billings Chancellor, a U.S. Army Veteran Dan Edelman. Presentation of the colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, and opening prayer will follow.

After the commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the American Legion Auxiliary, special guests will be recognized including Yellowstone County Commissioner Denis Pitman. Remarks from Congressional delegation representatives will be spoken on behalf of Senator Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte, followed by the introduction of guest speakers.  

United States Senator Steve Daines and Superintendent of Huntley Project Schools Mark Wandle will serve as keynote speakers for the event. Wandle will speak about his 20 years of service in the National Guard, with tours in Germany, Italy, South Korea, and Iraq.

During the ceremony, MSU Billings will also recognize its designation as a Purple Heart University, led by Dawn Githens, retired USAF Colonel and current director of the MSU Billings Military and Veterans Success Center.  

Following the closing prayer, guests are invited to follow the Color Guard processional outside for the ringing of the Bell by two WWII Veterans, Volley by VFW Post 6774, and Taps and Echo by retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Jack Klein.

MSU Billings will host a lunch reception beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Union Building Glacier Room.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961

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