University Relations and Communications
Veterans Day to be celebrated at MSU Billings
Celebrating 100 years of Armistice Day
University Relations and Communications, 657-2266
MSU BILLINGS NEWS— Sunday, Nov. 11 will mark 100 years since Armistice Day, and Montana State University Billings is pleased to announce this year’s commemoration activities, held in conjunction with the Friends of Yellowstone National Cemetery Board.
Music by Lockwood Band and acapella group Treasure State Sound will begin at 9:30 a.m. to greet guests as they find their seats in Petro Theater for the Veteran’s Day Celebration.
Master of Ceremonies Ed McIntosh of KTVQ will open the ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by a welcome from MSU Billings Chancellor Dan Edelman. A presentation of the colors, National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, and opening prayer will follow.
After the recognition of special guests including Yellowstone County Commissioner Denis Pitman and Billings Mayor Bill Cole, the keynote speakers will take the stage. Major General Joe Raffiani (Ret.) and Chief Executive Officer; 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens (Ret.) will speak about their experiences and highlight the importance of 100 years since Armistice Day.
During the ceremony, MSU Billings will also commemorate its designation as a Purple Heart University.
Following the ceremony, there will be a Ringing of the Bell by a WWII veteran at 11 a.m. outside Petro Hall. Volley, Taps and Echo will be performed by VFW post 6774, a retired Air Force Colonel, and a MSUB student. Special government and military guests will be on hand to make remarks and greet guests.
The ceremony will then move over to the College of Education for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for MSU Billings new Military and Veterans Success Center.
Guests are encouraged to join MSUB for a lunch reception starting at 12 p.m. in the Glacier Room in the Student Union Building.
This event is sponsored by Friends of the Yellowstone National Cemetery Board, MSU Billings Foundation, MasterLube, and Montana State University Billings.
For more information, contact Bill Kennedy, president and CEO of MSU Billings Foundation, 657-1622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.