SUU and Cedar City Named as 2023 Veterans Day Regional Site

Published: November 03, 2023 | Author: Kierstin Holloway | Read Time: 2 minutes

American flags waving in the wind

The National VA Veterans Day committee has selected Southern Utah University and Cedar City as the 2023 Veterans Day Regional Site. The SUU Veteran’s Center submitted with the Iron County Veterans Coalition to a national committee for review and was the only site in the state of Utah to receive the Regional Site distinction.

“SUU has a long-standing relationship with the veterans in our community,” said Jared Tippets, vice president of Student Affairs. “We are proud to have a large percentage of veterans as part of our student population and an excellent Veterans Center that has coordinated a Veterans Day celebration worthy of national recognition and attention.”

The application process is based on scheduled events and activities that pay tribute to the veteran community. The Coalition’s application was selected because of quality events scheduled both on SUU’s campus and in the community. The crowning event will be a university concert honoring 11 different veterans to be in special attendance. 

Join us in honoring the veterans on campus and in the community by attending the Veterans Day Regional Site events:

Monday, November 6
Field of Flag Display: Place a small flag on the SUU Library Quad to represent all our veteran students, staff and faculty. 

Tuesday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Service Project: Iron County Veterans Park clean up.

Wednesday, November 8
Visit with Veterans: Visit a local rest home and share an appreciation for service to veteran residents. 

Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Free Lunch: Hot dogs will be available for students on the SUU Library Quad.

Friday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m.
2023 Veterans Day Program: Hear from students, alumni and the SUU Veterans Center Director honoring veterans as well as the SUU OPUS Choir and SUU Wind Symphony. Event will be held in the Student Center Ballroom.

Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Iron County Veterans Coalition Remembrance Ceremony: Held at the Cedar City Rotary Club Veterans Day Park, 300 East 200 North.

Sunday, November 12  at 7:00 p.m.
Master Singers Veterans Day Concert: Held at the Cedar City Heritage Theater, free admission.

Learn more about the SUU Veterans Center.

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Nikki Koontz