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November 2008

Release Date: Nov. 4, 2008ASU Logo

ASU Veterans Day Flag Retreat and Candlelight Vigil

Angelo State University’s Air Force ROTC detachment will recognize Veterans Day and honor the nation’s military veterans with a flag retreat and candlelight vigil Friday, Nov. 7, at the ASU flagpole and Memorial Oak Grove.

Activities will begin at 5 p.m. Friday with the flag retreat ceremony at the flagpole, then move to the Memorial Oak Grove for the candlelight vigil. Speakers will include Col. Mike Buck, commander of ASU’s AFROTC detachment, and retired Chief Master Sgt. Terry Savoie, former commandant of the NCO Leadership Academy at Goodfellow AFB and the Air Force Junior ROTC program at San Angelo Central High School.

The candlelight vigil will run until midnight and will include a changing of the guard every 30 minutes along with recognition of selected veterans who died while serving their country. The guards will be performing the same ritual as those guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The evening’s activities are open free to the public and are being sponsored by the Robert G. Carr Squadron of the Arnold Air Society and ASU’s AFROTC Detachment 847. The ASU flagpole and Memorial Oak Grove are located in front of the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Ave N.

For more information, contact the ASU AFROTC office at 942-2036.