11/3/2013 1:08:00 PM UP vets' day ceremony set for Nov. 11
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The praying hands memorial on UP campus is site of Veterans Day ceremony.
Brigadier General Steven Beach will be the featured speaker at University of Portland’s annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
The ceremony, sponsored by the university’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs, will recognize campus members who have served during times of war, including WWII and Vietnam veterans.
The Veterans Day ceremony will take place after a 24-hour candlelight vigil with Air Force and Army cadets standing guard beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. The vigil ends at the end of the ceremony, close to noon on Monday.
Beach — who holds a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal among others — is responsible for ensuring readiness and training of forces and in the case of emergency would help lead a FEMA response.
The 24-hour vigil and Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Praying Hands Memorial located in the quad between Kenna Hall and Christie Hall on campus. The Praying Hands Memorial was built by the University’s Class of 1948, in honor of the 69 University of Portland students killed during World War II.