Angelo State University’s Multicultural Center will host a Veterans Day Celebration complete with a recognition wall and patriotic presentations on Monday, Nov. 11, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

The celebration will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the central spine of the University Center and is open free to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Angelo State’s ROTC detachment will perform the posting of the colors; students from the Visual and Performing Arts Department will sing the national anthem; an ROTC cadet will give the invocation; and Ram Band members will play TAPS.  Opening remarks will be given by ASU President Brian J. May, followed by presentations from Dr. Maurice Kelley, visiting assistant professor of music, and ASU student Wayne Landis, a Purple Heart recipient.

The celebration will also feature a recognition wall where ASU faculty, staff, students and alumni can acknowledge both veterans and active duty military.

For more information, contact the ASU Multicultural Center at 325-942-2729.

Fairmount Cemetery, 1120 W. Avenue N, will host a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Hosted by the Friends of Fairmount Cemetery, the event at the cemetery will feature Fort Concho’s artillery crew and bagpiper, and a keynote address from U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway.

More than 1,400 American flags have been placed on the graves of the veterans buried at Fairmount in preparation for the event. The cemetery is the final resting place for veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican War, the Indian Wars, the Civil War, both world wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Several buffalo soldiers who served at Fort Concho are also buried at Fairmount, a designated Texas Historic Cemetery.

The Veteran's Day Service at the Vietnam Memorial at the entrance to the airport will be at 2pm. Seating is limited so please bring your own lawn chair. Call Larry Green at 812-3955 for more details.

Observed each year on Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I, Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Fort Concho, including the Barracks 1 Visitor Center, will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 11 for self-guided tours. The fort’s artillery crew and its living history enthusiasts will also participate in the Veterans Day parade downtown at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Most City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

There will be no interruption of garbage collection or landfill operations.

Southside and Carl Ray Johnson recreation centers, and Station 618 and Santa Fe Crossing senior centers will also be closed on Veterans Day.

City offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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