Eastern to honor veterans and active service members with free lunch and special program Nov. 12


WILBURTON, OK (Nov. 5, 2018) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will host its annual Veterans Day Observance Monday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the E.E. Tourtellotte Student Center Ballroom. The event is open to the public and all area veterans and active service members are invited to attend.

Former and current military members are invited to enjoy a free lunch, compliments of Great Western Dining, between noon and 1:30 p.m. from The Coal Mine, or from the Cyber Café until 2 p.m. Both eateries are located in the Student Center.

The President of the Eastern Student Government Association, sophomore Josh Bolin, of Sallisaw, will open the ceremony by welcoming and leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sophomore and current Ms. McAlester Marra Juarez, of Wilburton, will present the National Anthem.

Eastern sophomore Eduardo Walker, of Hartshorne, will be the keynote speaker. Walker enlisted in the Air Force in 2007 and remained in active duty until 2012. Walker was stationed at McChord Air Force Base, in Washington, and served in the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. His deployments with this unit included to the island-nation of Bahrain and to Kuwait. From 2012 to 2016, Walker served in the Air Force Reserve.

Eastern’s Music Department will perform a number of patriotic songs including “Brothers in Arms” and “My Country Tis of Thee.” Free refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will also be provided at the conclusion of the program.

For more information, contact Eastern’s Student Services office at 918-465-1818.

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