SEVERE WX: Dense Fog Advisory View Alerts

Veterans Day festivities at Purdue

American flag

Veterans Day may not be until Saturday but the Purdue Student Union Board held their annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 10:47 AM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 5:24 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Veterans Day may not be until Saturday but the Purdue Student Union Board held their annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning.

More than 100 people packed the Grand Hall at the Purdue Memorial Union for the event.

Taps was played, there were three memorial volleys, and the Purduettes sang the Armed Forces Medley.

Friday's Master of Ceremonies and member of the Purdue Student Union Board Ryan McAndrews says each Veterans Day is special to him.

"Both my grandfathers, who had a large impact on my life, were veterans and I guess the respect I had for them and what they did has definitely helped translate into the work that we do here," said McAndrews. "People absolutely cherish this event. It's just so respectful and especially in this place, I don't feel that you could recreate this in a different building just because of the significance that it has."

Speakers at the ceremony discussed how even though times and wars have changed, America has always had men and women answer the call.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 68°
Kokomo
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 68°
Fowler
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Williamsport
Scattered Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 66°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 65°
Frankfort
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 67°
Delphi
Scattered Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 67°
Monticello
Scattered Clouds
67° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 67°
Logansport
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 64°
Additional scattered showers and thunderstorms are ahead followed by patchy dense fog later tonight-Saturday morning.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events