Wilkes University to Observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11

Wilkes University will come together in observance of Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in the McHale Athletic Center.

The Veterans Council has planned a poignant and meaningful ceremony to pay tribute to those who have served our country. This year, the Veterans Council will be joined by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and State Senator John Yudichak to honor Korean War veterans with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. The medal is presented by South Korea to soldiers who fought during the war from June 1950 to July 1953, and/or the UN peacekeeping operation through the end of 1955. Nine Korean War veterans are expected to be present to accept these medals. Nine others will be presented posthumously.

In addition to remarks from Senator Toomey and Senator Yudichak, the event will include the presentation of colors by Wilkes University Air Force ROTC Detachment 752, an invocation delivered by the president of King’s College, Father Thomas Looney, and reflections from Wilkes student-veteran, Ryan Evans. The program will close with the playing of Taps.

Wilkes is proud to host this ceremony and bring together generations of veterans and future service personnel.

Per COVID-19 protocols, face masks will be required during the ceremony.