Eastern to honor veterans with free lunch and special program Nov. 11


WILBURTON, OK (Nov. 4, 2016) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will host its annual Veterans Day Observance Friday, Nov. 11 in Mitchell Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and all area veterans and active service members are invited to participate.

Former and current military members are invited to enjoy a free lunch from The Coal Mine, located in the E.E. Tourtellotte Student Center, between noon and 1 p.m.

Veteran Army Ranger Specialist Jacob Junell, of Wilburton, will be the keynote speaker. Junell enlisted when he was 19 years old and served his country for four and a half years. His service included stations at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Ft. Benning, Georgia; Ft. Stewart; Georgia and others. As a member of a long-range reconnaissance unit, much of his service is classified.

Eastern students will contribute to the event with patriotic musical numbers including a performance of the National Anthem, Jennifer Hudson’s “Believe” and a trumpet recital of “Taps.” Free refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the program.

For more information, contact Lindy Basden at 918-465-1876.

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