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Student veterans to share experiences during UA Little Rock Veterans Day ceremony

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Three student veterans will serve as the guest speakers during the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10.

Conrad De Le Pas, a retired senior master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force, Kim Thornton, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and Caleb Wakefield, a U.S. army veteran, will talk about their experiences serving in the military, after leaving the military, and life as a student veteran at UA Little Rock.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UA Little Rock Fine Arts Building. Kathy Oliverio, director of Military Student Success, will give the opening remarks.

Comments will also be given by Joe Lutker, president of UA Little Rock’s student organization Students Affected by the Military, and Cheryl Kleeman, who will lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence.

Joseph Filipek, music major, will perform the drumroll, while Dr. Linda Holzer, a professor of music and coordinator of classical piano studies, will play a solo piano arrangement of the national anthem.

UA Little Rock students and employees are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue on Nov. 10 to honor those who have served our country.