UALR salutes its veterans on campus at a Veterans Day ceremony at the flagpoles outside the new Student Services Center at 36th Street and Campus Drive West.
The posting of the colors by the UALR Reserve Officer Training Corps, the national anthem and Pledge of Allegiance led by Sharon Downs, Dr. Karen Kuralt, and Denise Jones-Ennett will follow a welcome by Chancellor Joel E. Anderson.
Sam High, a Vietnam veteran who served 40 years of government service and recently was honored as the Outstanding County Veterans Service Officer for Arkansas, will be the guest speaker.
A graduate of North Little Rock High School, High enlisted in the Army Reserves, served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 and was honorably discharged after six years of active duty. He attended college on the GI Bill and completed his bachelor’s degree from Park University after attending seven years of night school.
He retired in 2004 after 20 years as an education liaison representative with the Regional Veterans Affairs Office. Since 2005, High has worked at the Lonoke County Veterans Service Office.
The ceremony will conclude with a moment of silence in memory of the fallen and the playing of taps.