WKU observes Veterans Day with ceremony, recognitions

WKU honored veterans and members of the U.S. military during a Veterans Day ceremony and recognitions Saturday (Nov. 10). The Hilltopper Army ROTC program hosted its annual wreath-laying ceremony and Hall of Fame induction Saturday morning. During the WKU vs. FAU football game Saturday afternoon, WKU recognized veterans and military members, hosted a group from the Wounded Warriors program, marked the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, and surprised the Phillips family of Campbellsville with a video message from their son.

The Phillips family reacts while watching a video from their son Aaron, who is serving on active duty with the U.S. Navy in Hawaii. Petty Officer Aaron Phillips will graduate from WKU this year. Members of the Phillips family have served in the U.S. armed forces for 58 years. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

The video presentations also included a message from Army PFC Daniel Collins, a WKU student from Bowling Green who is serving in Djibouti, Africa. Collins is a member of WKU’s Student Veterans Alliance. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

The Hilltopper Army ROTC program conducted its wreath-laying ceremony near Garrett Conference Center on Saturday morning. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

Stephen R. Fogle, a 1976 WKU graduate who lives in San Antonio, Texas, was inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Faculty House. Fogle served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1982. His assignments included duties at Fort Knox; Fort Carson, Colo.; and Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He left the Army in 1982 to attend law school at Baylor University, where he earned his law degree in 1986. Fogle is a partner of the Jackson Walker LLP law firm in San Antonio. Read more about Stephen R. Fogle .(WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

(Source: WKU News, Nov 10, 2012)

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