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USD Celebrates Veterans' Service

Veterans Day

The University of South Dakota is hosting a week-long series of events leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor those who have served our country.

On Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the Student Veteran Resource Center will distribute green lights to represent those who have served. Tuesday, toy soldiers will be handed out as a reminder to keep military personnel in the thoughts of the USD community.

Wednesday the SVRC will host a panel discussion featuring student veterans at 2 p.m. in the MUC pit lounge. Thursday, Pinterest in the Pit will have a Veterans Day theme.

USD’s School of Health Sciences and Sanford School of Medicine are hosting a Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 10. Later that day, the USD Veterans Club is holding its 12th annual community supper at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club. Steve Feimer, Ph.D., associate professor at USD, will be discussing his new book “Vietnam Veterans: Still Coming Home - Their Stories in Their Words” at the event.

The annual Vermillion Veterans Day Ceremony will be held Friday Nov. 11 from 10-11 a.m. at Vermillion High School.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.